WordPress + PHP
Space Caviar is a design and research studio based in Genova, Italy working predominantly in architecture and politics. Their projects are diverse, spanning public programming, exhibitions, architectural installations, and film, and cover international ground from Belgium to China to the World Wide Web. I was asked to redesign the website as an archive/index as part of my internship, and to create a guidelines manual for future maintenance and update of the site.
The original website had a navigation menu of projects on the left, with the project details itself taking up most of the page once opened. It was collaboratively decided that for the new design, project name, media type, tags/topics, and year would be the primary categories for display on the home page.
While the project titles and year were givens, one of the first tasks was to look at the projects and categorize them in order to create a narrow range of media types.
The site map is straightforward and simple, as the website primarily operates as a portfolio of projects and the menu navigation only needed to direct to an about page and external social media links.
The most important page was the website's home page, as it was the index through which all the projects were listed and accessed.
The projects could be viewed both in the home index as well as via its own permalink. In both, the layout remains the same:
In addition to the website itself, I produced a set of guidelines for how to update the website in WordPress. The guidelines project encouraged me to organize the information logically as I was completing the visual design of the website itself. In terms of code, I had to create a template with available WordPress tools so that projects can continuously be added; in the code, for instance, I included corresponding class and id selectors that would make sense for future users.