HTML email generator and news website

I worked with the creative director on an HTML email generator and news website for Sheridan College. The Sheridan Insider is the internal newsletter for faculty and staff of Sheridan College. I helped develop a custom WordPress theme including custom post type customization and additional custom functionality.

One of the website’s key features include an HTML email generator to allow site administrators to easily send out weekly digests via email.

  • Responsive Design has layouts optimized for mobile and desktop
  • Accessibility includes graceful degradation down to Internet Explorer 7
  • Development includes coding with the LESS CSS preprocessor
  • Basic WordPress functionality has been extended to include a custom Content Management System setup where administrators can add new blog links to the Sheridan Community page as the community grows.
  • Disqus for enhanced comment management and spam filtering to avoid spam comments common among WordPress sites
  • I made it very easy for administrators to send out a new, rich-formatted, dynamically-generated email with all of the latest posts. It’s as easy as copying and pasting a chunk of text and sending it to the IT department to send as a news blast using email campaign software.
    • I developed a backend page for administrators to collect a cluster of posts based on the most recent date to be published in HTML format in an email newsletter. Code is automatically generated in HTML is ready to be sent as a newsletter using email campaign software.
  • The entire site archive is searchable and browsable through Category and Archive filters.
  • There is a link to subscribe to new posts through an available RSS feed using your favourite RSS reader.

Though the Sheridan Insider was a joint effort with the creative director, I personally handled all of the above-mentioned points.

Launched 🚀 August 2012

Accessibility Back-end Development Content Management System CSS Front-end Development WordPress
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Administrative backend for newsletter management. Administrators simply copy and paste the code and send it to the IT department. A sample of the newsletter is easily viewable at the click of a button.

Administrative backend for newsletter management. Administrators simply copy and paste the code and send it to the IT department. A sample of the newsletter is easily viewable at the click of a button.

Mobile-friendly layout is optimized for iOS.

Mobile-friendly layout is optimized for iOS.

Automagically generated newsletter based on the most recent cluster of posts

Automagically generated newsletter based on the most recent cluster of posts