La chose imprimée is a research project directed by Judith Poirier, a professor at UQÀM’s design school. The project, developed in five themes, culminates in the creation of five works in the realm of the book. The website, functioning as a logbook for the project, helps multiple participants coordinate their work on the project.
Using WordPress.com allowed us to skip over the issues of installation, configuration, and system administration. We were given very accurate layouts which we integrated using the custom CSS option available on WordPress.com. Our customized CSS contains, among other things, a simplified grid system which allows for unique page layouts. As this system requires the use of the HTML tab of the editor, we have offered user support since the site was launched in 2010.