Updating an outdated website
ID is one of Delft’s largest study associations and has a innovative image—partly because of its connection to Industrial Design Engineering. Sadly, in 2016, the website did not really fit with this image, both visually and technically.
A new website, connected with our new members’ administration
Because of this, Nils and I built a new website, with a front page focussed on upcoming events and our social media channels; the content most visitors (the ID Members) are interested in.
We also integrated the members’ administration, so members can edit their contact information themselves, for example. Furthermore, integration with Facebook allows the board to easily publish events on the website, which have already been created on Facebook.
Lastly, since its launch, our successors have requested adjustments to the website. Most notably, we updated the website with the new branding of ID, which launched in 2018.
Designing, building and hosting
This was project relatively strange, because Nils and I were both the project owners and developers at once; we decided it needed to be done and made the planning, but also did the designing (research for the requirements with users, sketching and wireframing), building (a Wordpress theme from scratch, with API integrations, using Git—Emil Flach en Alexander Weiss helped us with some features) and hosting (configuring a VPS with a LEMP and Let’s Encrypt, with the code deployed from Travis CI).
All code is on GitHub.