Musings on the upcoming site launch

Wow, what a journey this has been.

The apex of our work this far launches Monday and Melissa and I couldn’t be more excited! When I became part of the staff here at Wooster, I was thrilled with the challenge of working on another site redesign. With the help of our consulting firm, and the hard work of many people on campus ranging from IT to our numerous web editors, we are quickly approaching launch time. Melissa and I will be very curious to see how students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members react to the redesign and new site architecture. We hope that many will find it easy to navigate, pleasing to look at, and informative throughout.

The journey has taken many turns – some of which came before I joined the team – and all of them have been wonderful. Working in open-lab sessions with excited web editors in the past few weeks has fuelled our fires. Some even exclaimed that they “LOVE” SiteCore, our new Content Management System. We hope that all of our editors continue to enjoy the SiteCore experience, as well as the future open lab and educational sessions regarding web content and best practices.

I am particularly interested in seeing how our content changes over time. A few quick edits here, a few new pages there, and six months from now our content may look completely different than what it will be on Monday! The great thing about a website is that it is a never-ending project, and that every day presents a possibility for new content – be it through news releases, new events, blog posts, media galleries, or videos – and as the College and its community evolves, so will this wonderful new website.

Although the road to here has been a long one, many more advancements are being mapped out for our continuous web journey. So hold on to your seats, this is just the beginning of the ride!

About Persa Zula

Former Assistant Director of Web Communication at The College of Wooster.

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