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Fresh Minds CMS


Fresh Minds Think Design was a project designed to showcase and market the Graphic Design program, and the client services provided here at Ferris State University. I was tasked with creating a content management system to house and display the student projects commissioned for the DPC.

Target Audience

Professionals in the greater Grand Rapids and Big Rapids area

Value Proposition

The solution was to create a user friendly, lightweight content management system. I opted to create an API that was accessible through AJAX, presented through a one-page web application

Secure login

The back end of the Fresh Minds Think Design site was secured utilizing bcrypt to securely hash administrative users’ passwords.

User Permissions

Users have permissions that describe the capabilities they have for interacting with content.

Content Index

Projects are listed by the selected column, in either ascending, or descending order. Project statuses can be modified without leaving the index view.