In the 21st century, a good print publication must be accompanied by an equally good web publication. Another one of my goals for the 2017-2018 year was to equalize the print and web sides of The Harbinger. In previous years, our website had often been an afterthought for many editors. We would often "dump" articles written for print on our website after each issue. I wanted to make our website its own domain, with unique content (that can't be found in print issues), so people will feel compelled to engage with our web content. To do so, I introduced multimedia elements, assigned editors and staff writers to produce web-only content and redesigned the website.
To echo the modern aesthetic of our print issue redesign, I updated elements of our website, designing a new header, reorganizing and repositioning section blocks.
Developing in-depth, special online packages propels our website's presence. In-depth stories that come with unique multimedia features like audio, video or statistics make for great online packages. Click on the titles below for a link to the web pages.
For the online version, I incorporated sidebars featuring statistics from our survey to make the reader's experience more immersive.
The print layout of a series of album reviews was incredibly well done. To mimic that, I presented its online version, in a unique, engaging way as well. I separated each album review into its own module, using the visually-rich album covers to draw the reader in.
After I designed an impactful sexual assault spread in print, complete with timelines, an incredible opinion article calling on people to talk about sexual assault in our own community and a series of columns by male faculty members, I wanted the online version to do the content justice. I converted the print timeline into an interactive one for the web through using TimelineJS.