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The Dearborn County Register Online

Posted on September 27th, 2007 by Que Sera in favorites

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My Year’s hiatus from designing full time led me down to Lawrenceburg, Indiana to train to be a newspaper publisher ( it sounded like a cool gig at the time :) ). screen-capture-4As is obvious from other posts, even when I wasn’t officially ‘designing,’ a lot of things ended up being designed.

My time with Register Publications was no different. The media kit & website for Register Publications was among my more challenging & favorite projects. I however did have an amazing time working with their group of fun, caring & all around great people ( I miss you guys! ). I also learned the magic of ad sales, cold calling, and some intricacies of running a newspaper.

A few weeks prior to my departure screen-capture-5 (which of course led me to Sylvania, Ohio :) ) it was determined that Register Publications wanted a full new launch of all websites (saving them thousands of dollars a year as opposed to their then-current overpriced managed site that didn’t have a great look or the functionality they needed.     screen-capture-6
The challenge came in making things like a text file of classified ads (that couldn’t be altered or changed from what archaic software produced) somehow become uploaded, read & written to 5 newspaper databases with one click (totally figured it out!). Creating a fun, informative & easy layout where even un-computer savvy visitors could get their news in a user-friendly environment. Finally, the challege was to make everything as easy for The Register staff, as they all do so much work already! Getting to know everyone, what they did & how to easily integrate updating their website into their normal routines was the funnest part! I definitely miss the gang down at the Register & will always remember the good times & friends I made. I hope to stop back & see you all soon!

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