Re-creating Franzmagazine.com website

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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.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.