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The Process

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Our team has spent several months fine-tuning all of the new features. With the size of our current site (approximately 30,000 pages) getting all areas of the university on board will require additional resources, time and multiple phases.  

We will continue to analyze site analytics, investigate user experience issues, ensure web pages meet accessibility standards and re-write content to deliver clear, concise and engaging content to our audiences in an effective manner.

Content is critical to migrate into our new web environment. Departments and colleges will need to de-clutter, re-organize and re-write their pages. When it is your department or organization’s turn to migrate, your area’s web specialists will meet with someone from our team who will guide them through the transition process, and set up training sessions.

First Phase Launched

What have we launched in our first Phase? Here is an overview:

  • Newly Designed Homepage
  • Content Management System – Drupal
  • Responsive (mobile) Design
  • ATI Compliant
  • Site Hosted on a Cloud
  • Digital Style Guide
  • Multiple Language Feature
  • Shark Lab Homepage
  • University Art Museum Homepage
  • 49er Bookstore Homepage
  • New Apply, Explore, Give pages

Steps for a Successful Migration

Our team will identify the next phase of colleges, departments and organizations that will be involved in Phase Two of the website migration. Once identified, teams will be responsible for following these steps for a successful website migration.


STEP 1 - Planning 

  • Online questionnaire to start process (set up priorities, describe their process - define their roles/team, list samples)
  • Initial Meeting 
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Client deliverables: Sitemap, audiences, analytics data, etc.
  • Marketing & Communications Porvides Documents, Edit details, etc.

STEP 2 - Discovery

  • Meeting to Review General Scope of Project  
  • Establish Client/OMC Timelines 
  • MEETING: Content 
  • MEETING: Imagery 
  • Proposed Site Structure From Client 
  • Finalize Site Structure 

STEP 3 - Implementation

  • Training 
  • Create Unit/Group in Drupal  
  • Client Uploads Content and Imagery
  • MILESTONE: Client Checkin/Review 
  • Client Finalizes Content 
  • OMC Finalizes Imagery

STEP 4 - Review & Site Launch

  • Site Changes Based on OMC/Client Feedback 
  • ATI Review 
  • MILESTONE: On Site Review 
  • Approval from Dean or VP or .... 
  • Website Launch  
  • MONITOR Website to ensure client adheres to agreed standards