Otero College

Donoughe Design and Otero College teamed up once again to redesign their website. This was the third redesign and we worked with their new team. As with many small colleges, they could not afford an expensive content management system any longer and opted to move to an open-source platform. There were many challenges that we needed to overcome, including finding the right WordPress theme that would accommodate the updated design, finding and customizing plugins for additional functionality such as events, news, social media feeds, calendar and search.

The site design showcases the new identity that we created, interesting and authentic photography, updated site architecture and streamlined content that is more visual in nature. Below are screen shots of the new site as well as studies for the updated Otero sunrise logo.

This was truly a team effort and an enjoyable project for all involved!

Project Overview

Below are some of the highlights of this project:

  • Worked with Otero IT and Webmaster to setup Staging Server
  • Created an updated logo and style guide for Otero
  • Worked with Otero team to select a higher-education WordPress theme
  • Created the top level pages for the site in WordPress
  • Created a template for the homepage slider/animations
  • Create content migration spreadsheets
  • Setup Content Page Templates
  • Installed Event Calendar and setup import process from old calendar to new calendar
  • Migrated over existing Google Translate functionality from old website to WordPress
  • Setup Table Creation and Migration
  • Table CSS Customization
  • Auxiliary Navigation Setup and Customization
  • Search Results Look and Feel Customization
  • CalendarWiz Customization
  • Tablet and Mobile View Customization