Research. Design. Test. Launch.

Each phase of the web redesign project includes the following steps: research and discovery, planning, design, testing, and always improving.

Date Event
Sept. 2016 Site analysis
Sept. 2016 Create Web Design Advisory Committee
Ongoing Competition analysis
Oct. 2016 Develop project brief
Nov. 2016 CRM "Recruit" implementation
Nov. 2016 Content audit
Nov. 2016 Areas of Study program content survey
Nov. 2016 Purchase and implement Career Coach
Dec. 2016 Finalize redesign goals
Jan. 2017 Identify content types
Jan. 2017 Create working web team
Feb. 2017 Finalize Web Style Guide
Feb. 2017 Complete content strategies
Feb. 2017 Current student I/A
Feb. 2017 Prospective student I/A
Feb. 2017 Homepage wireframe
Feb. 2017 Career Coach mockups
March 2017 Wireframes for each content type
March 2017 Begin development Drupal theme.
Ongoing Coding & front end development
Ongoing Content gathering
March 2017 Launch project microsite
March 2017 Top-tier Content migration
March 2017 Post FacStaff Digest story
April 2017 Send email announcement
April 2017 Homepage development area "preview" available.
May 2017 Microsite subject matter expert IA review: Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration
July 2017 Begin content migration:
All Student content , Areas of Study, Promotional Program pages, etc
September 2017

  • Complete student content type migration.
  • Complete microsite construction and migration.
October 2017 Begin/complete Drupal theme migration from development (AWS server) to test/live (ACC servers).
October/November 2017

  • Final design/content changes to test/live
  • User Testing ongoing: Prospective/Current ACC Students
November 2017

  • Full prospective student shopping experience beta website available.
  • Student audience identifier page beta webpage preview available.
  • Begin Facstaff IA review and audience identifier page construction.
  • Begin Business and Community audience identifier IA review (includes ACC Newsroom).
December 2017 Begin technical and design revisions based on system analysis and user testing (ongoing).
January 2018 Facstaff audience identifier page beta webpage preview available.
February 2018 Business and Community audience identifier beta webpage preview available.
Spring 2018 (Date TBA) Full Website Launch.

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