We are in the process of updating our intranet site which is based upon the Blackboard Learn system (version 9.1). The Blackboard software provides a structured framework for the page that is based upon modules (see the Default Blackboard Layout image which demonstrates the modular boxes). We require a set of three template designs that will theme the Blackboard landing pages based upon three specific audiences. The audiences are broken down by the age of those who are accessing the site. For instance, younger users should see a colourful, playful interface, while older users can be more contemporary. Three sample designs are included as potential ideas however the template must be flexible enough to meet with the requirements of the Blackboard software.
Blackboard is written in JSP but there is limited ability to customise the application itself. As such, the theming of the page should be completed using only graphic design elements, images and CSS styling. In this way, the design will flow throughout the site without the need to design individual pages.
Access to a test system running Blackboard will be provided. Additional notes regarding theming Blackboard can be found at http://www.edugarage.com. Payment milestones will only be released upon demonstration of actual work.