The 24 Hour Web Project was conceived in the Small Box offices in Indianapolis, IN, inspired by something happening halfway across the world at FullCode Press. The idea for this project is: find a local non-profit, gather a team, make said non-profit a useful web site in 24 hours, raise community awareness and maybe get them some donations in the process. The team gets to revel in losing sleep helping out for a good cause, the non-profit gets to benefit from their new site. Win-win, all around.
1. We know the non-profit organization in advance. They know who we are, too.
2. We come to the table with an approved site map and images supplied by the non-profit.
3. We don’t know anything else until we get there.
4. We’ve got just 24 hours to plan, design, develop and launch the site. Oh, and we’ll do SEO, too.
5. Naps are allowed. 20 minutes, tops. No guarantees we won’t draw on your face with a Sharpie, though.
noon, Hour 0
24 Hour Web Project Kickoff party. Non-profit site replaced with donations portal.
1pm, Hour 1
Strategery. Official meeting between non-profit and web team.
2pm, Hour 2
Design Magic begins.
6pm, Hour 6
Home page design done. Submitted to non-profit for approval or revisions.
6:30pm, Hour 6.5
Home page design revisions painstakingly made until non-profit approves.
7pm, Hour 7
7:30pm, Hour 7.5
Interior page designs begin.
10:30pm, Hour 10.5
Designs completed and approved.
10:45pm, Hour 10.75
Coding Magic. Designer and developer meet to go over approved designs and site map.
11:30pm, Hour 11.5
Diet Coke break.
5am, Hour 17
Coding near complete.
5:30am, Hour 17.5
Awake test. If failed, coffee will be served and team will be forced to do the wakeup dance.
6am, Hour 18
Internal review and page finessing. Test and debug for all the main browsers.
7am, Hour 19
8am, Hour 20
Non-profit reviews site. Changes made as necessary. Content entered into site.
10am, Hour 22
Begin site launch process.
noon, Hour 24
Site launch complete. Official naptime begins.