Website Redesign

To do list

Find picture of heterosexual couple (faces) for slider 1. Move/adjust text to work with picture.
Add slider of Dr Bill, ‘1 in 5 HIV diagnoses…’
Add slider ‘7 reasons to test’
Remove HIV testing and Living well slider
Add slider ‘PrEP’ – ‘the new daily pill to keep you HIV negative’
DBS slider – change to hand picture (ask Sonam). Text is dot points Free/confidential/Do it at home yourself. Early on.
Link pictures (Latest news, etc) to pages
Rewrite video headings to be like headlines. And change font to be like headline.
Add visibility video.
Add Dr Bill Kefalas video. They need text too.
Remove DBS/PrEP/Travelling Overseas
Remove dog segment
Resize Contact Us image to fit the form
Google Maps plug-in

News is all categories. Clickable with no drop down.
Testing Options moved to HIV Prevention drop down.
Remove Reports and Studies (posts are now merged into the News).
Remove ‘CATEGORY ARCHIVE’ from heading.
Reorder and reword HIV prevention drop down to: HIV: The basics, HIV Prevention (Susan writing), Testing Options, PrEP, Travelling Overseas.
Make all hyperlinks visible.
Living with HIV drop down order: Just diagnosed; Treatment; Living Well
Create Oral Health and HAND pages under Living Well
Move ‘what to expect’ to ‘just diagnosed’

‘Where can I go for support?’ change name to ‘Support Services’ and move to the bottom
HIV and Hep C move to dropdown in Living Well
Move Legal Issues content into Telling Others (remove Legal Issues page)
Create Resources page under ‘Connect’ dropdown. Move Pozhet resources to this page.
Health Professionals, Audio Visual moves to the new Resources page (under Connect)
Remove Discussion Topics page
Remove ‘Interesting articles’ page – needs review before moving to Resources page
Remove ‘Referrals and Information’
Move ‘Training and Resources’ to Resources page (under connect)
Move ‘Newsletter’ to Resources page (under connect)

Social connections – remove images, remove Pozhet message at bottom
Social media – move regular FB page and twitter to the top. Reword ‘Secret Facebook’ to not use word secret.
Remove instructions on how to use Twitter.
Remove computer course.
Move ‘Staying Safe Online’ to top of page.
Send us your stories – rename to ‘Your Stories’. Include actual stories and more emphasis.
Change title ‘Multicultural and Language Support’ – change to easier to read title, remove CALD.
About Us – no dropdown, all content merged into one page.
Headings standardised

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website redesign

Website Redesign

Problem

  • Time for a new update, the look is dated
  • Difficulty in adding or removing menu items in the horizontal menu bar
  • Code for child template is long and slows down load time
  • Fixed width of website leaves too much unused space on either side of content area
  • Not responsive for modern large screen sizes
  • Image slider is not wide enough for most banner images
  • Not enough sidebars on either side to add extra information
  • Above the fold area is wasted with a large header section
  • Content section is not wide enough

Proposed solution

The present site uses the CMS (Content Management System) of WordPress, one of the most popular CMS available, and is hosted by Bluehost one of the top three hosting companies for websites using WordPress

Recommended Strategy

  • Three templates are selected for a final selection of one to be installed
  • A new site using the new template is produced importing all the posts, categories and media from the existing site
  • a local server is used for implementation, testing and consultation
  • or the site is constructed using the available host, but using a multi-site installation
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Why use Drupal?

Drupal as your CMS

If you are developing a website with content management system, Drupal CMS is very flexible than any other CMS. Drupal is very powerful and can be used for building large, complex sites. It is PHP based template and allows non-technical users to add and edit the content without any HTML or Web design knowledge. Using Drupal CMS, it can be easy to interact with other sites or technologies and can handle complex forms and workflows. It is available with more than 16000 modules which can be addressed with Drupal core and add-on modules.

Features

  • It makes easy to create and manage your site.
  • Translates anything in the system with built-in user interfaces.
  • It connects your website to other sites and services using feeds, search engine connection capabilities etc.
  • Drupal is open source software hence requires no licensing costs.
  • It designs highly flexible, creative website to the users and display more effectively to increase the visitors.
  • Drupal can publish your content on social media such as Twitter, Facebook and other social mediums.
  • Drupal provides more number of customizable themes, including several base themes which are used to design your own themes for developing web applications.
  • It manages content on informational sites, social media sites, member sites, intranets and web applications.

Advantages

  • Drupal is a flexible CMS that allows handling content types including video, text, blog, menu handling, real-time statistics etc.
  • It provides a number of templates for developing web applications. So there is no need to start from scratch if you are building simple or complicated web applications.
  • Drupal is easy to manage or create blog or website. It helps to organize, structure, find and reuse content.
  • Drupal provides some interesting themes and templates which gives your website an attractive look.
  • Drupal has over 7000 plug-ins to boost your website. Since Drupal is an open source, you can create your own plug-ins.

Disadvantages

  • Drupal is not user friendly interface. It requires advanced knowledge and few basic things about the platform to install and modify.
  • Drupal is new content management system. It is not compatible with other software.
  • Performance is low compared to other CMS’s. The website which is built using Drupal will generate big server loads and never opens with a slow internet connection.
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Drupal

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS)that allows organizing, managing and publishing your content. It is built on PHP based environments.This is carried out under GNU i.e. General Public Licence,that means everyone have a freedom of downloading and sharing it to others.

What is Content Management System?

The Content Management System (CMS) is a software which keeps all the data of your content (such as text, photos, music, documents etc) which will be available on your website. A CMS helps in editing, publishing and modifying the content of the website.

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What is a CMS

A content management system is software that allows you to create and manage webpages easily by separating the creation of your content from the mechanics required to present it on the web.

In this site, the content is stored in a database. The look and feel are created by a template. Joomla! brings together the template and your content to create web pages.

Logging in

To login to your site use the user name and password that were created as part of the installation process. Once logged-in you will be able to create and edit articles and modify some settings.

Creating an article

Once you are logged-in, a new menu will be visible. To create a new article, click on the “Submit Article” link on that menu.

The new article interface gives you a lot of options, but all you need to do is add a title and put something in the content area. To make it easy to find, set the state to published.

You can edit an existing article by clicking on the edit icon (this only displays to users who have the right to edit).

Template, site settings, and modules

The look and feel of your site is controlled by a template. You can change the site name, background colour, highlights colour and more by editing the template settings. Click the “Template Settings” in the user menu.

The boxes around the main content of the site are called modules. You can modify modules on the current page by moving your cursor to the module and clicking the edit link. Always be sure to save and close any module you edit.

You can change some site settings such as the site name and description by clicking on the “Site Settings” link.

More advanced options for templates, site settings, modules, and more are available in the site administrator.

Site and Administrator

Your site actually has two separate sites. The site (also called the front end) is what visitors to your site will see. The administrator (also called the back end) is only used by people managing your site. You can access the administrator by clicking the “Site Administrator” link on the “User Menu” menu (visible once you login) or by adding /administrator to the end of your domain name. The same user name and password are used for both sites.

Learn more

There is much more to learn about how to use Joomla! to create the website you envision. You can learn much more at the Joomla! documentation site and on the Joomla! forums.

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