Daily Illini Classifieds and Apartment Search

My contributions:

  • Modification of existing CMS code
  • Development of sublet search module
  • Rewrite of existing ad import code
  • Development of simple export that could be read into InDesign
  • Mobile layout integration

The Daily Illini Classifieds and Apartment Search was created as a sister-site for DailyIllini.com, due to the increasing demand for online classifieds. In addition to promoting the print-based classified ads, the site also includes a comprehensive, online-only, Apartment Search, as well as a seasonal Sublet Search.

The site is built on Illini Media’s proprietary content management system, originally developed for the217.com. The import of daily classified ads is automated, allowing staff to import any day’s ads simply by uploading a tab-delimited text file to the site. A mobile layout for the site was later developed, based on the layout created for DailyIllini.com

Backend Coding: Nikki Blight and Troy Stanger
Design: Jeff Merrick

Nikki Blight – Web/PHP Developer