WHUS is a radio station at the University of Connecticut. It first aired in 1922 and is still running strong on campus. In 2013, I was honored with the task of recreating their online identity and developing a WordPress site for WHUS with the UITS Web & Mobile Services team. Previously themed with an activist type site using communist colors of red and black, the site was due for a redesign. There were many factors to consider during this project. Different show types, show times, revamping their style, creating a user friendly online radio station for users to listen to and much more. It was a project that required many different perspectives and forms of development.
Github Repo: github.com/MikaCaldera/wp-whus
Mood boards & Previous Site
These are just a few of the mood boards offered to WHUS at the initial stages of the project. It was important to me to respect their previous design as well as offer them something completely outside the realm.
While working on WHUS I was pushed to consider many different components. With UITS I was pushed to create a design for a WordPress theme what would be pliable and hold massive constantly changing content. The challenges I faced made it fun to built and implement.