I’ve had several questions from folks at other institutions who have asked how long the entire website redesign process took. Great news! As part of our launch party, I had gathered these stats and presented them to the UG Library staff, and I shall share them now with you all!
- Project initiated: October 2012
- Project Approval: January 2013
- Beta Launch: February 6th 2014
- Website Launch: April 22nd 2014
- 568 days of total project time
- 391 work days of total project time
- 1 year, 6 months, 21 days
- 9 Web Redesign Committee members
- 26 meetings
- More than 34 hours of meetings
- 20 hours dedicated to NAV alone
- 128 work days migrating content
- 51 work days of edits based on user feedback (from beta period to launch)
On April 21st, 2015, Google announced that mobile-friendly websites (for example, responsive sites) will receive some boosting in search results.
I’m pleased to announce that the work CCS Web Solutions did to make the UG Drupal template responsive passes these new mobile-friendly Google requirements with flying colours!
On behalf of the Web Redesign Committee, we’d like to thank all who provided feedback on the Beta version of the new Library website. Below you’ll see a summary of the 191 results we received via the survey.
The survey also received 93 comments which have already influenced the new Library website.
We look forward to launching this new, more user friendly, Library website on April 22nd, 2014.
We’ve received more than 189 responses to the Beta Library website survey to date, and 93 respondents have provided in-depth comments. We’ve also received 68 responses to our interactive navigation test.
If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the survey, or complete the interactive navigation test, please do so before April 1st, 2014. If you chose to provide your name and email address after completing the survey, you’ll be entered into a draw to win a 50 dollar Hospitality Services gift card.
As our April 22nd 2014 launch date approaches, we’ll be taking the helpful feedback you’ve been providing to refine the new Library website.
Thank you so much for all of your help in making the new Library website work better for you.
The Library Website Redesign project has been featured in the Ontarion!
Read the article about the Library Website Redesign on page 5 of the Feb. 6, 2014 edition of the Ontarion.