Web site – Government
EEI was chosen to redesign the Office of Compliance’s (OOC) Web site. However, once we reviewed the current site, we realized that we needed to conduct a Retain-or-Toss (ROT) analysis of the current content before migration. EEI created a Web crawler that would examine the current Web site and store pages within an administration area for OOC employees to categorize, assign users and dates to, and comment on the pages. Employees could then flag pages as “toss,” “update,” “rewrite,” or “retain as is,” and comment on each page using a discussion thread. Once this process was completed, EEI created a script that would crawl pages and extract body content from within the static HTML Dreamweaver templates and import it directly into the WordPress content management system. This script saved days of work that otherwise would have had to be done manually. EEI was instructed to design the Web site to make it look similar to www.whitehouse.gov. EEI followed these instructions, keeping in mind that OOC’s Web site was content driven and not news driven. We were able to produce a Web site that was exactly what the client wanted.
Technical Notes: Site was built using WordPress with a MySQL database and was built to correctly display in IE6-8, Safari, FireFox 3-4, and Chrome on PC and Mac. EEI also hosts and maintains the current Web site.