Aug 9, 2011

Re-creating Franzmagazine.com website

Current Franz Magazine Website

Today I am starting a new project with a Prof. Matteo Moretti of the Faculty of Design and Art at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen.
The project consists in re-creating the actual website of Franz Magazine, A Magazine that “observes and investigates the social and cultural phenomena of its territory” in the local area of South Tyrol, Italy.

Current Franz Magazine Website

The website will dwell as a heavy modification of WordPress themes, plugins and features to meet the customer’s and the graphic’s requirements. Therefore, Prof. Moretti is responsible for defining the graphics (CSS, HTML) of the new website while I am responsible for the “under-the-hood” development (PHP, and some Javascript).
It is a series of challenging and interesting tasks for me as a Software Engineer, since the work starts with the elicitation of requirements, includes a huge series of modifications of an existing product (WordPress) and ends with the final product.

A soft deadline for the project is at about mid-October, while a soft deadline for import and merge all the posts of the current website (based on Joomla) is at about mid-December.

It is a pleasure for me to be part of this project and to work with Prof. Moretti. This may lead to a start of other interesting collaborations that (again) emphasize the importance of the symbiosis between designers/graphicians and developers.

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

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