The University of Colorado School of Journalism brings crowdsourced answers to students' pressing questions.
Unlike most websites, which conceptually are typically places for people to consume information, and perhaps share back thoughts or content for others to consume — "Websites are conversations" — the Resolving Door project embodied the user experience characteristics of a web application. That is, it's a website in that it has a URL and can be accessed in a browser, but its purpose is to be a tool to help the user do something rather specific.
In this case, the site's purpose is to provide the means for University of Colorado students to ask questions and post answers.
Resolving Door's initial presence was entirely bootstrapped by the School of Journalism faculty and students. Working from a grant, they had assembled an application that had some problems, but also held great potential. They came to us to improve the user experience and rework the back-end code to achieve those ends.