Twelve years ago on May 27, 2003, WordPress was released by it’s founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.
I’ve been using WordPress for 6 years and it’s still my favorite CMS. I’m not alone — personal bloggers, small business and even large Fortune 500 companies use WordPress.
- WordPress is used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites — including companies like The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, TED, eBay, Sony and UPS
- WordPress is used for blogging on more than 60 million websites
Shaun Quarton wrote an detailed history of WordPress to celebrate it’s 12th birthday — Happy Birthday, WordPress: Celebrating 12 Great Years.
As the graphic designer on iBESTT, most of my work involves creating graphics and illustrations for use in training materials. However, since the project needed a simple website to provide information about iBESTT, this WordPress site was created.
Currently, the iBESTT app is only available to a limited number of schools as part of a pilot study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore the main focus of this website is to provide information about the iBESTT Project to fellow researchers and to provide training materials to current users. In the future, the design and focus of this website will change drastically as iBESTT becomes available for use in more schools.
The design of this site was based on the design of the actual iBESTT app which is currently being used. Over next summer, the iBESTT app will be redesigned and in the fall, a new website will be created.
Visit site: www.ibestt.org
In addition to my work on the iBESTT Project, I was hired to rebuild the website for Haring Center. While Haring Center had their website redesigned a year ago, they found that the “new” site was not as user-friendly as they had wanted. I was hired to create a more user-friendly website and to act as web master.
As part of the rebuild, I created a custom child theme based on the WordPress Twenty Twelve theme. This is one of WordPress’ free default themes that I’ve found to be very stable, responsively designed and easy to customize.
The Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education is an integrated early childhood program dedicated to improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities and other special needs as well as their families and those who work on their behalf.
Visit the Haring Center website.