Non-profit website [2]

summary

ClientThe Sex Workers Project
URLhttp://www.sexworkersproject.org/
Typewebsite
ToolsHTML, XML, XSLT, PHP, MySQL, Perl

objective

The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, a project that protects and promotes the rights of individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion, required a website to present news and information about the project. The goal was to provide a clearing-house for information about the project, including publications, press mentions, public appearances and advocacy activities.

solution

The site developed contains a mixture of static HTML pages and pages dynamically generated from a database. The static pages of the site were authored as XML documents that describe the information content of each page. These are then transformed into HTML using XSLT stylesheets and a custom processor, simplifying maintenance and ensuring a consistent look and feel across the site.

The site also contain a number of pages giving information about publications put out by the project and its partners, about mentions of the project in the press, and about upcoming events involving the project. This information is displayed through pages generated dynamically from a database, simplifying the process of updating the site and allowing the data to be presented in different ways. For instance, publications may be displayed by topic, type or year of publication, and lists of relevant publications can be shown on other pages of the site, such as the advocacy pages.

Visual design for the site is also by nomadcode.