Web Redesign Update / Tentative Site Launch Schedule
We are in the final months of the Web site redesign project that we have been working on for the past 18 months. I’d like to update you on our progress and seek some help as we prepare to switch to a new Content Management System (CMS).
We are tentatively scheduled to launch the new site in mid-May following final exams. We are several weeks behind with finalizing site development, content writing, and content migration. You can follow our progress at http://www.anselm.edu/redesign or by clicking the link in the footer of the college’s home page.
Over the break, we pulled thousands of pages of essential information from the current site’s CMS in preparation to move them to the new CMS.
Much work remains, however, as we develop the new site, write content, and prepare for the migration.
For People Who Post Content to the Current Site
Please keep track of any updates you make to a Web site in the current CMS after Jan. 4, 2010. Keep those changes in a Microsoft Word document so we can incorporate them in the new CMS prior to launch. That way, the latest version of your pages will appear with the new site. Additional directions on this process are provided in this blog post.
For Those Who Maintain Non-CMS Sites
This notice does not pertain to sites uploaded via FTP, managed with software like Adobe Dreamweaver, or any other sites outside our current CMS. These pages will be automatically migrated to the new hosting platform the week prior to launching the new site. All faculty and staff will be notified via e-mail as we get closer to the date.
Thank you for your patience and for your assistance as we move through this exciting project. When launched, our new Web site will allow Saint Anselm College to tell its many stories in new and dynamic ways.
If you haven’t yet seen the new site design, I urge you to visit the design category of this blog.