Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation Website
I built this website from the ground up for the Society of the Third Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation. This non-profit provides scholarship grants for tha children, grand-children and great grand-children of those soldiers who fought with the 3rd Infantry Division during WWII, Korean War, and now the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
The first step in this project was to determine who the users of this site would be, so that I could better design the product according to their goals and needs.
Once I understood who would be using this website, and what goals they were going to be trying to acheive, I started sketching to find the best solution to their pain points.
Once I developed a firm concept through my sketches, I created a workable prototype. To do this, I use many different tools, but in this case I used Axure RP. Any last minute changes to the layout or basic design were done here.
After I've nailed down the basic layout and design through my wireframing and then through my prototyping, I am ready to work on the real design of the page. To do this, I normally use either Sketch or Photoshop. However, in this case, due to the overwhelming number of options available, I employed a template, so that I could launch more quickly.
The final step of this process was to code the design into a fully functioning website. I had a basic shell from the template, but I used my skills in HTML5 and CSS3 (using SASS/Compass) to customize the pages and make them just the way I liked. I employed a responsive web design, so that my site would be accessible from all devices, including smartphones all the way to big desktop monitors.