Communications

Office of Communications

Website Redesign Timeline

Below is the current estimated timeline for the website redesign. Dates are subject to change and are coordinate with the Accreditation process.

  • Jan.-Feb. 2016

    Discovery

    During this stage, information is gathered about the current site and input is obtained from users to help align the redesign with the goals of the college. Activities include:

    • Review college site, social media and brand
    • Interview stakeholders
    • Conduct competitive research

    View Results

  • Feb.-May 2016

    Information Architecture (IA)

    This stage interprets the information compiled during discovery into a functional and organizational plan for the new site. Activities include:

    • Establish functional requirements
    • Create an organizational structure of the site
    • Organize site content and college information
    • Develop wireframes

    View Results

  • May-Sept. 2016

    Design

    During the design phase, the information from the Discovery and IA phases are used to create a visual identity for the new site. Activities include:

    • Create concepts
    • Obtain feedback
    • Create visual mock-ups
    • Select and fine-tune look and feel

    View Results

  • In process

    Front-end Development

    Visual styles, mock-ups and sitemaps are used to create HTML used on the new site. Activities include:

    • Convert visual mock-ups to HTML and CSS
    • Add interactivity with JavaScript
    • Test functionality and responsiveness
    • Test accessibility
    • Debug and finalize code
  • Back-end Development

    After HTML, CSS and JavaScript are finalized, that code is integrated into the content management system (CMS). Activities include:

    • Create templates for each type of page
    • Create CMS-specific features
    • Develop test site
    • Test and debug implementation into CMS
  • Content Migration

    The site is populated with information from the current site. Changes to structure and content are often made during this stage.

  • Final Analysis and Launch

    After thoroughly reviewing the information on the new site, it will be time to go live.



Communications
Contact:
webteam@deanza.edu
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Last Updated: 2/14/17