Product Management & Development

Black Metropolis Research Consortium

Project planning, Django development, and information organization.
User testing at the Annual Meeting
Before / After
After Redesign
Before Redesign


The Black Metropolis Research Consortium's (BMRC) website was out of date, taking between 8-10 seconds to load, and hosted on an insecure Wordpress instance. Information conflicted itself and users found it hard to locate content.


  • Built a custom Wagtail CMS instance with a Bulma CSS framework, stripping away historical requirements that were no longer useful.
  • Built in WCAG 2.1 AAA compliance into the templates, allowing the web author to simply have to focus on content.
  • Utilized spec punchlist and client review process to develop and migrate the site on deadline.
  • Used fragment caching to cache module level items to help speed-up load time to limit server calls.


  • Speed improvement from 8.2 seconds to 1.1 second load time.


  • Project Manager
  • UX / UI Designer
  • Front End Designer
  • Lead Developer

Languages Used

  • Sass
  • Django
  • HTML
  • JavaScript


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