Designing for the CMS

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Location: River Bluff

TUESDAY, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

From the beginning of a web design project, designers (and those who approve the designs) need to consider content and the way it is managed. The design should reinforce the content strategy while also accommodating the necessary edge cases. We can ensure the design intention becomes a website reality by creating a solution that focuses on site governance, brand compliance, and the user experience of the content editor. Drawing on the recent redesign and content management system (CMS) implementation of, Michael will examine successful tactics and pitfalls. Subjects include pattern libraries, CMS functionality, dynamic content, and agile development.


Michael Chameides
Media Producer, Bard College at Simon's Rock

Michael Chameides produces media with a focus on strategy, user experience, and efficient internal process. He has created websites with OU Campus, iModules, WordPress, Drupal, and custom systems. He has a M.A. in Media Studies from The New School and has received artist grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. He created the branding and website for R-Pi Day, awarded a National CASE Circle of Excellence Silver Medal. He is the Website Manager for Bard College at Simon’s Rock.