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Jun 19

The Bison News Website

category: Web Design

Screenshot of the Bison website on Laptop

Harding University’s newspaper, The Bison, needed a digital side to their newspaper. The website contains all the articles written for The Bison newspaper and other unpublished articles posted periodically between issues.

After this site was built it was launched and then handed over to Harding University’s IT department where they could further manage the website.

The Newspaper Goes Digital

This site was built on a joomla template. Joomla allowed the members of The Bison staff to be able to upload the articles published in the latest issue to the website without having previous knowledge of html or programming languages. This was a major requirement for The Bison because it would allow for fast and quick updates of the site.

Demonstration Video

The Demo was created in Adobe After Effects for a short introduction to the client. The video gives them a quick view of the features available. Here is a small clip of the entire video.

Demo Videoimageheader of demonstration video for the bisonnews website

Google Analytics

Upon building the site I created a google analytics account for The Bison Newspaper. The analytics will tell how many people are accessing their site including many more metrics such as where in the world visitors are coming from to visit the website. Just two weeks after the launch of the website, the number of unique visitors hit over 1,000 and to this day averages around 4.5 minutes users are on the site.

header for bison analytics section