As Online Editor-in-Chief, I'm responsible for our site's web design and publishing — and with the job, I've gained proficiency in a number of important online priorities: social media promotion, website interactivity and story placement among them. The main thing I've learned? It doesn't cut it anymore to simply upload a story.
To amplify the possibilities as we redesigned The Harbinger's website, we took several specific steps to increase a few main factors: interactability, robust use and logistical formatting. The skills I've learned with web design will factor into whichever field I find myself moving into in life, given the intense emphasis on digital setups and webpages that each field now requires.
The site was recently announced as a 2020 NSPA Pacemaker Award finalist. Below you'll find my process and specific points where I changed parts of the website to more adequately serve our readers.