StepAhead Online High School is part of the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Roles: Information architecture, interaction design, user experience design, visual design, art direction, photography, development (HTML/CSS). Tools: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Sublime 2.

This program was creating during a time of transition for the district. We were in the midst of a massive website redesign process and knew we would be transitioning to a new content management system (CMS) provider. We wanted to give this site a special look apart from what all of our other sites looked like at the time, so we decided to purchase an HTML template from a service and use it as a temporary measure until our mass migration was completed.

This plan knowingly forced me to become better at modifying and maintaining HTML and CSS on the fly. I include it here because I’ve always thought it was a good example of my problem solving skills (how do we make this program stand out from our not-so-great CMS at the time) and adaptability. I had a basic understanding of HTML and CSS before starting this project and by the time we were done with it a year or so later, I was very comfortable with modifying and maintaining existing HTML.

The StepAhead Online program is now part of the district's regular CMS and no longer exists in this HTML/CSS format. I am checking into the possibility of posting the HTML files online somewhere, if possible, so stay tuned!
StepAhead site example

StepAhead Online High School temporary site home page.

StepAhead site example

An example of one of StepAhead's temporary site content pages. ​​​​​​​

Another example of a StepAhead temporary site content page. ​​​​​​​

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