May 16, 2024

That Time a Fraternity Asked Me to Revamp Their Website...

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May 16, 2024


During my time in college, I had the privilege of being a member of the esteemed Business Fraternity "Alpha Kappa Psi," an experience that left an indelible mark on my personal and professional development. Through this fraternity, I not only cultivated invaluable business skills but also found a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, fostering friendships that endure to this day.

One aspect of my involvement in Alpha Kappa Psi that stands out is the opportunity I had to contribute to our promotional efforts through our fraternity's website. However, upon closer inspection, it became apparent that the website, residing on a server and domain associated with a defunct campus relic from the 90s, was sorely outdated. Recognizing the need for a modern digital presence to reflect our vibrant fraternity, I took it upon myself to advocate for a much-needed update.

After rallying support from fellow members and faculty, we successfully secured a new domain, TTUAkpsi.com, signaling a fresh start for our online presence. With this crucial foundation laid, I embarked on the arduous task of redesigning the website from the ground up.

Drawing upon my background in Computer Science and development experience, I swiftly crafted a sleek and user-friendly design that encapsulated the spirit of our fraternity. Presenting my proposal to the fraternity's leadership, I was met with enthusiasm and unanimous approval for the new direction.

With the design finalized, I delved into the coding phase, employing a blend of #CSS , #HTML , and #Javascript to bring our vision to life. The result was a dynamic and responsive website that not only showcased our fraternity's activities and values but also allowed for seamless updates and maintenance.

As time passed and my graduation approached, I knew it was essential to ensure the continuity of our digital presence for future generations of fraternity members. Handing over the reins to a promising young officer, I recognized the need for a more user-friendly platform that would accommodate varying levels of technical expertise.

Thus, we made the strategic decision to transition to a template-based system, providing a solid foundation for future administrators to build upon. While this meant departing from my original design, it ensured flexibility and scalability as our fraternity continued to evolve.

Today, our fraternity website stands as a testament to the collective efforts of past and present members, embodying our shared values and commitment to excellence. It looks like my efforts to revamp the chapter's website was not in vein. As the chapter quickly quadrupled their membership numbers due, in part, to an easy-to-navigate website now at their disposal for marketing. I invite you to explore our online home and discover the vibrant community that is Alpha Kappa Psi. You can visit it here: AKPsi TTU - Eta Theta Chapter

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