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Straubhaar Family History Blog. Julia Mitschke University of Texas, i-School December 7, 2006. Overview. Who – my immediate and extended family Why – to take an existing community of collaborators and provide them with an online forum for sharing stories and photos

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Straubhaar family history blog

Straubhaar Family History Blog

Julia Mitschke

University of Texas, i-School

December 7, 2006


Overview

Overview

  • Who – my immediate and extended family

  • Why – to take an existing community of collaborators and provide them with an online forum for sharing stories and photos

  • What – content: text and photos from client

  • What – resources: WordPress software and other development/planning tools

  • How – using an existing WordPress Theme, then modifying both CSS and php


Straubhaar family history blog

Who?


Straubhaar family history blog

Why?

  • “The goal for the site would be to permit family members to easily share photos, news and written memories about their common history. ”


Straubhaar family history blog

What?

  • Content:

    • A stock of initial photos and stories from a family history project.

    • I chunked that content into blog posts that incorporated both photos/stories together.


Straubhaar family history blog

What?

  • Resources and Tools

    • OmniGraffle, CSSEdit, Firefox developer extension, Photoshop

    • WordPress software

    • Codex of free WordPress themes


Planning

Planning

  • Concept maps for:

    • Content organization and hierarchy

    • Task flow

    • Design and layout

    • Content organization II


Content hierarchy and labels

Content Hierarchy and Labels


Task flow mapping

Task Flow Mapping


Design and layout

Design and Layout


Organization of content

Organization of Content

  • “Organizationally, it would be nice to be let people navigate and contribute by family branch or by place/time, like the farms in Kuna or Rupert or recent events in Nampa or Boise.”


Finding a wordpress theme

Finding a WordPress Theme…

  • WordPress “Theme” is a collection of CSS and php files that control organization, design and functionality of site

  • All of the contenders for theme here:


The winner

The Winner


Original template

Original Template

Evil Google AdSense

Shows all categories

(parent and child)

Login/Meta

At bottom of page


My wordpress theme

My WordPress Theme

  • I altered CSS files, and the sidebar, header and other programming scripts to change design and functionality


Feedback from users

Feedback from users

No home page link

In main menu

Can’t see Header

or tagline text

“Where do I login

to post?”


The straubhaar family history blog

The Straubhaar Family History Blog

  • http://www.straubhaar-family.org/blog/


Ta da

Ta-da!


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