Website:Development Milestones

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Phase III: Launch

December 31st, 2011

  • Retire old site

September 1st, 2011

  • Launch new site

June 26th, 2011

  • Beta launch of new site at International Worm Meeting

Phase II: Iterative Development, Refinement, Testing

March 1st, 2011

April 1st, 2011

  • Objective 2: unit and UI testing in place; UI refinement and polishing

April 15th, 2011

May 2nd - June 1st, 2011

June 1st, 2011

Phase I

February 1st, 2011

  • Preview new site to SAB

December 22nd, 2010

  • Begin private review of new site
  • Launch surveys on UI

July 30th - August 31st

  • Finish API development of critical classes
  • Finish migration of prominent CGI-based pages to new architecture and release into production (classic view only)
  • Solidify look-and-feel of new site: site map, browsing paths, design patterns, navigation
  • UI features to address/develop
    • Enhanced, high-performance search
    • External URL handling
    • Error trapping and reporting
    • Authorization/Authentication
    • Customizability
    • Configurable two-panel selector
    • Incorporation of old site elements like BLAST/BLAT
    • Top-level species pages (/celegans, eg) and UI clues for distinguishing them

July 14 - July 30th

  • Coronate Czars
  • Coding standards and best practices for CSS, Javascript, API in place
  • Release new pages to production powered by the new architecture (classic view only)
    • Variation, Protein, Sequence -- and maybe -- Gene
    • Todd to develop <strikethrough>deployment strategy</strikethrough>, hosting environment, and proxy configuration
    • Abby and Xiaoqi to work up templates and markup specific to the classic view
    • Norie to make requisite API changes as needed