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Tianjin International School

Tianjin International School underwent an entire renovation of its website in 2018. I was the chief designer and builder for TIS's new site.

When I arrived at Tianjin International School, updating the website was one of my top priorities. Their previous website was in WordPress, and it desperately needed a redesign. Before the website redesign, I optimized the WordPress site to make it a more functional website from a user experience perspective. This project included removing unnecessary plugins, optimizing images, and condensing information.

I sat down with the Director of Marketing, Admissions, and Communications for the redesign to discuss our website goals. We both researched to find websites we liked and selected elements from those sites we would like to adopt. After mocking up potential designs in Adobe Illustrator, I went to work building the site.

A challenge for this project was learning a new coding language. The CMS for the website is called Grav, and this CMS uses the coding language, Markdown. My previous experience was in HTML and CSS, so learning a new coding language and how it interacted with the languages I already knew was fun. Through building this new site, I also learned many new techniques to help make websites as good as they can be. 

The TIS Website underwent a complete redesign in 2018, an intensive update in 2019, and then minor updates since 2020. I am currently responsible for managing and updating content on the TIS website. 

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