This site has an equal, if not larger, backend. The backend of this site has many features including the ability for users to write content in a WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor. This allows writers to format content with no HTML experience. The site uses the WordPress blogging engine as a base for its CMS. After thousands and thousands of lines of original HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript, C.O.R.E. members successfully created a web CMS for the team based on the engine. This site was made with several objectives and philosophies in mind.

  • Agile Development
  • KISS Method (Keep It Simple, Silly)
  • Have the website be a current, interactive, and dynamic representation of the team
  • Have all information organized and presented in a modular manner (Pods of content, represented in a variety of ways)

Main Features

Modular Search

While we were brainstorming the design and architecture of the site, we discussed different ways of presenting and organizing large amounts of data on a website. We decided the best idea was to organize all website content into modular entries in a database. We could then display those entries in varying formats. The triumph of this system is our search system. We hope that when you are trying to find something specific on our site, you search for it. The search feature combines all smaller entries into one larger page that is customized for what you want to know.

WordPress Backend

While some might think that using WordPress might be easier, it actually requires a lot more work and skill to use it. By harnessing the engine, it allows us to have a backend so we can have more authors with less HTML experience write content.

Thousands of unique, custom lines of PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, and Actionscript

This website was entirely created by high school members with extensive experience in many web design & development areas. As part of Agile Web Development, they harnessed open-source code out there already, and used it as a starting point. They then customized and created the site with thousands and thousands of additional lines of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.

Website Excellence Award