Gorelick Lab Redesign
This project redesigned an existing website for a research scientist. Dan wanted the website to help him recruit students, inform peers of his research, and provide general information to the media and the public. He has changed his template over the years to keep it fresh and updated project and team members as necessary. Most importantly he changed academic institutions in 2017, and he didn’t have to do anything to his laboratory website except for updating his location and contact information. The URL was the same and no information was left behind on the previous insitition’s web platform that needed to be copied and laborioulsy transferred to a new platform.
Dan created his site in 2012. He used wordpress.com and a standard template to create a few essential pages. He was doing a good job keeping it up-to-date, adding occasional news items and recent publications, but he wanted to add more information about the work going on in the lab.
I wanted to give it a new look and feel, showcasing the microscopy being done in the lab. I also wanted to give the research much more prominence. Dan also had a Twitter feed that he had created, but it wasn’t integrated into the site so he wasn’t posting very often.