Accounting Club is a registered student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The goal is to redesign the old website to have a cleaner interface. In addition to this, I wanted to place it on a platform where it is easier to navigate and for future Webmaster (an executive position under Public Relations Chair) to use.
Because we are reformating an old website, I wanted to maintain some old foundational characteristics of the website and revise them to be more modern.
I started this process with an idea page because I knew that there will be a lot of material to cover. This helped with the general theme of the website as well as double-checking that all the content is there. I knew that I wanted to keep the old logo of the accounting club as well as make sure that the main tabs are there: Home, About, Sponsors, Members, and How to Join. In addition to this, I wanted to add a membership portal that will be more interactive for the members. This would include different functions like external opportunities as well as an updatable calendar.
Next, I broke down each page, its content and, the general website layout of each page. This is important to note because it allows me to visualize and move around things on each page before I actually build the site. I also wanted to make sure that the colors fit well and used it as a guide throughout the website. The theme I used as my focus through the website was professional and clean. Furthermore, this allowed me to view the pages holistically and compare them with other pages to make sure the layouts are complementary.