Friday, July 10, 2009

Internal Center of Excellence Page

This is basically what the Center of Excellence template will look like:

Comments? Questions?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More to Come After Independence Day...

Early next week we will be meeting with those associated with the Centers of Excellence in Research to discuss templates and how those unique "Center" pages will look.

Other than that we're in the process of finalizing the site as it is built. Up to this point we were dealing mainly with images and mock ups designed in Photoshop, and now we've begun the process of breaking up those images into actual Web pages.

This is all being done behind the scenes and should be fully developed and ready for testing in a few weeks.

Stay tuned, and enjoy your holiday weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Our Project Timelines

We're heading down the home stretch for our Web redesign project. Once we build out pages we'll begin testing, and from there we'll make tweaks here and there -- depending on user/testing input.

He is our project timeline, in case you have comments or questions (click on image for a larger view):

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Final Designs

Here are our final designs, after a few more meetings and input from faculty:


Secondary Page

Center of Excellence in Research Welcome Page

Friday, June 12, 2009

Moving Ahead with Site Development

With feedback taken into account from everything we've done to this point: the open forum, the blog, surveys, interviews, emails, and meetings -- we are moving ahead with the actual development of the new site.

The approved designs (homepage and secondary page) will be sliced and diced, as they are brought to life via the scripting of XHTML (
eXtensible HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

That means that the designs will become interactive as we move into July. We should be able to begin alpha testing in July and beta testing in August.

If you'd like to help out with testing our new site please contact me via email or leave a comment on the blog and I will get in touch with you.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Next Step: Open Forum, June 9, Noon-1, Room 730

Now that we have input from everyone (see prior blog post) we will make any alterations to the chosen homepage. We are also working on second and third tier page templates.

Those templates, along with a final homepage, will be revealed in an "Open Forum" on Tuesday, June 9 from 12-1 p.m. in room 730. We invite all faculty, staff, students, friends, and alumni to the forum.

We will explain a bit about our redesign process so far, show the final drafts (and get feedback), and we'll talk about next steps in the redesign process.

If we stay on schedule, we will begin alpha and beta testing in the middle of July and officially launch in the middle of August.

Please contact me ( if you'd like to help out with testing.