The real, working website, currently live on a test server, is responsively designed and much sleeker than the nonprofit’s current site. It was designed by Christian Parrotte, 13; Nicholas Froehlinger, 13; and Jalen Crawley, 14.
The hackathon-style weekend competition culminated a week of intensive training in HTML, CSS, WordPress and other topics for budding web designers to know. Each team was advised by a tech coach.
The focus of the competition was, “How are you listening to the clients’ wants and needs and how are you managing that?” said Steph Grimes, director of curriculum for the foundation. “It’s showing them this is what a client experience looks like.”
The “clients” for the seven teams included two nonprofits, two internal sites for the Digital Harbor Foundation and a handful of small businesses.
State Delegate Brooke Lierman, E-Moxie’s Chris Stone, the Center for Urban Families’ Winston Philip and Fearless Solutions’ Delali Dzirasa judged the projects.-30-