As part of my work with web.unc.edu, I was able to take on projects given to us by different members of the UNC Chapel Hill community. BeSafe.unc.edu fell into my lap after Executive Branch of Student Government Public Safety Committee came to us looking for help developing the site in response to recent questions about security on campus. The goal of the site was to aggregate all the safety resources available to students. With just the content and vision to go on, I created the site and configured it to be student friendly with a focus on a clean and smooth responsive design. I worked closely with another student named South Moore and provided him training as soon as the site was completed. For more information on the development of the site, see the following articles:
Overall, I added a fair amount of custom CSS to really optimize the site both for desktop and mobile. On some pages, excess content disappears when viewed on a phone with other sections adjusting as the screen size changes. While I let the theme do the “heavy lifting” for the responsive design, I used custom CSS to fill in the gaps to improve the site’s look and feel across devices. I thoroughly enjoyed this project as it allowed me to put my skills to good use and help fellow students find the resources they need to be safe on campus.
Timeframe: 3 weeks with multiple drafts and training
Theme: Avada Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
Plugins: Fusion Core (part of Avada theme), Gravity Forms, Improved Simpler CSS, Revolution Slider, Twitter Widget Pro