Previously hosted at academic.shu.edu/glaspell, the site for the society dedicated to research on this early 20th Century feminist author and playwrite needed a makeover.
Built on the Expressions Web platform, it had become a tangled nest of code that was very, very difficult for the webmaster to manage. The resistance level was high enough, in fact, that updates simply weren’t getting made.
A day spent porting over into a new WordPress site the old content, building categories and menus, and a new Cape Cod-themed masthead, and it is now ready for new content to be quickly and easily incorporated.
The content is arranged into a multi-level structure by type and by year; performance records of the author’s plays are arranged by title as well.
The new site is here, and it makes me want to get some of her books out of the library.
The NGO Survey is based on extensive data compiled by Roseanne Mirabella on academic programs for non-governmental associations worldwide.
Written in PHP, and using a MySQL database, it offers multiple tabbed views of the data arranged alphabetically, by country or region. It’s also searchable, using a custom Google search installation.
Each institution is further broken down by types of courses, programs, degrees offered, contact information and more. Information is also editable in-place, making it easy to add and modify information about the programs.