Follow our progress: ACC website gets a fresh look, improved structure

ACC’s website is changing and the college’s web team wants faculty and staff to be part of the process.

The Web Redesign Project is transforming this important public-facing communications asset into a new virtual front door to the college. Once completed, the website will be more intuitive for all users to navigate, easier for content managers to maintain, and 100 percent mobile-friendly.

Phase 1 of the new website launches this summer. In preparation, the Public Information and College Marketing Office has created a “no click” beta test of the new homepage.

Click here to preview the new homepage in “beta.”

Give feedback

After you’ve taken a look, you can follow the progress of the redesign and offer feedback by visiting the Web Redesign Project website and clicking on the “Updates” blog. Updates also are posted on Facebook and Twitter.

(Remember, “no click,” means the site is not fully functional; new pages will be added in the coming weeks.)

Background

Why is this rework needed? The redesign project is a priority in the college’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. Primary objectives focus on improving the site’s look and functionality, elevating program promotion, streamlining content for the appropriate audience, and creating a responsive layout on all platforms—desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

The project is occurring in phases. The first phase focuses on improving the student experience, from homepage “shopping” for prospective students, to a current student landing page with important information, links, and resources. Pages focusing on faculty and staff, business and community, and department websites will quickly follow. Each page is designed for a specific audience, and it’s important to view the site through that audience’s lens.

The site development effort is guided by the ACC Web Redesign Advisory Team, comprising stakeholders, academic leads, and web development experts.

For more information or questions, contact Edward Terry, eterry@austincc.edu, or any member of the Web Advisory team.

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