The Appnotist

Presents

"The intoCareers Portal Sites"

Appnotist Pictures
Presents
An Appnotist
Production
The
Portal Sites
Once upon a time in a land
thats, well, actually not
that far away at all...
there was a girl. An adult girl.
A girl who had gotten an internship
during her final quarter of
school before receiving her
A.A.S. in Computer Programming.
That internship was with
intoCareers, a U of O business
enterprise that provides career
development resources and tools.
But not all was well in the land
of career development...
(Ok things were fine.
Just go with it.)
"Sally!"
exclaimed her intoCareers manager.
"We have urgent need of your
inexperienced-but-mostly
competent web devfu!"
And so Sally materialized out
of thin air like some sort of
Janet from The Good Place.
"How can I help?"
spake this goddess-like not-Janet.
"You can help by moving this
silent movie-style slideshow
along a bit faster,"
her manager never said but probably
would have if he could see the future.
"Ah, yes. You are right, these
intertitles are interminable,"
she said magnificently. To herself.
In her mind.
"Instead," she continued mentally,
"I will describe the plot of this
story in an About This Production
section of the playbill, perhaps."
And so it was.
"And then, I will show some very
blurry before-and-after
screenshots of my intoCareers
portal sites makeover."
And so it was, also.
Before
CIS Before Screenshot
After
CIS After Screenshot
MNCIS Landing Page Before
MNCIS Before Screenshot
MNCIS Landing Page After
MNCIS After Screenshot 1
MassCIS FAQ Page Before
MassCIS FAQ Page Before Screenshot
MassCIS FAQ Page After
MassCIS FAQ Page After Screenshot
MTCIS Products Page Before
MTCIS Products Page Before Screenshot
MTCIS Products Page After
MTCIS Products Page After Screenshot
Fin
Fin

Fire Notice
Look around now and choose the exit nearest to your seat. In the event of a fire, walk (do not run) to that exist. Do not try to beat your neighbor to the street.*

Cast

"Sally"..........................................
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The Appnotist
"The Manager"..........................................
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Curtis
"The Employer"................................
................................
intoCareers
"The CMS"...........................................
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Umbraco
ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION The portal site project is something I worked on while I worked for intoCareers, an enterprise of the University of Oregon that makes career development resources and tools. It was the first project I ever worked on. The project involved a) selecting a content management system (CMS) that would play nice with the ASP.NET MVC 5, b) redesigning and updating the portal sites to look both totally different and exactly the same as the old portals in order to be consistent with the design of the post-login career information system (CIS) sites, c) making the sites responsive and more maintainable by completely re-doing the styles (using Sass) and markup as well as replacing all the static images that composed the bulk of the navigation and login areas with pure CSS and HTML, d) configuring Umbraco and writing the reusable code and markup that would display the sites and introduce a greater degree of customizability in order to meet client needs, e) configuring re-write rules to make the URLs a bit nicer after launch, f) creating the actual sites for the 14+ CIS clients, and g) writing comprehensive documentation on editing and creating sites, pages, and the various feature options.

Sponsors

The following sponsors have been made possible by this production:**
*Fire notices like these were commonly used on theatrical playbills and programs in the early 20th century. This particular one appears in almost identical form on a number of different Ziegfeld Follies theatrical playbills and is attributed to whichever local fire commissioner happened to be wandering by at a given moment (ok the wandering bit may or may not be true). This may have become a standard warning after a fire at Chicago's Iroquois Theater in 1903 claimed over 600 lives.
**These are a few of the portal sites I built. Just to clarify. You may visit them, if you feel so inclined.