The Creative Progressional

Taking a Paper Online

I mentioned previously that I have been working for The Brunswickan. The Brunswickan is the student newspaper for the University of New Brunswick. It is Canada’s oldest official student publication. My job as the Web Developer was to create a blog style website for the paper.

The staff at The Brunswickan was not satisfied with their website when they hired me. I was asked to design and build a new site. Fortunately, the website they had ran on the WordPress blogging platform. This meant that I could build a new theme on the existing WordPress installation and not have to worry about migrating content.

I worked with Alex Walsh, The Brunswickan’s art director, to design the theme. Alex is many things including a freelance graphic designer, photographer, videographer, and DJ. You can check out his portfolio at awalstudios.com and his music on Soundcloud.

We got a lot of good feedback when we launched the new site. It was nice to see that people found it easy to use and that they liked the new look. The Brunswickan is still predominately a printed paper but it was nice to see its online presence gain traction…but more of that in another post.

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