This unique project came with many challenges on it’s own and the process of taking a paper roadmap to a fully functional digital web experience. That experience needed to be able to help parents, educators and community leaders in finding resources that helped with academic and social success both in and after school.
Hounder took the challenge of designing a unique experience around a previously paper roadmap and developed a fully custom platform that provided user accounts, content level permissions, publishing workflows, and a content / translation management system built-in. This custom experience relied on Laravel at the core and provided the perfect starting point to develop the necessary experience that allowed administrators and educators the ability to manage new and current resources for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Cradle to Career Roadmap initiative.
Every project goes through our golden research and strategy process in order to ensure that we provide a solution that fits each of the unique partners that we engage with. For San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, this process was to work closely with their team to gather the necessary messaging and technical aspects of the project to be able to deliver the best designs and user flow that fit their needs and future expectations.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools worked with Hounder to create a brand new web presence for their Cradle to Career Roadmap, which was an initiative that had been widely distributed throughout the district but needed a searchable platform that allowed for a more user friendly experience.
5+ page website design
10+ web components
Templates for pages, resources and success stories
Categorization system for resources
Searchable index of English and Spanish resources
Design and development documentation
SEO best practices built-in
Custom permissions for user profiles
After a full day workshop and several online working sessions with the project team. Hounder set to work wireframing and prototyping out our initial vision of what the Cradle to Career Roadmap could look like from a visual and functional standpoint. Once a design and structure was settled upon we got to work building out the unique experience using Laravel in order to build out the workflow for both the authoring experience and the public facing site.
A challenge we faced early on in the development process was trying to keep as much as possible managed from the admin interface, but allowing for any code changes to be easily deployable and tracked via a component based framework that was tied to a simplified continuous integration process for the internal development team to manage long-term.
The overall result was a beautiful web site that allowed the Cradle to Career Roadmap to be more easily evangelized within schools and talked about with parents as an online resource that they could utilize to help their children succeed long-term.
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