Below are a few questions we have received surrounding the web redesign and thought they would be helpful to share with the University Community! If you still have unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jes Transue.
Q: Why are we updating our site?
A: Our site is nearly 10 years old and is not easily viewed on mobile devices. Most of our prospective students and families and current students, faculty and staff use non-desktop technology to navigate our site. To keep up with our competition this is a necessary upgrade to remain relevant in today’s market.
Q: What do you mean “clean up my site”?
A: Login to Cascade and check your webpages for outdated content and images, old information on past events, faculty/staff changes, phone/fax number changes, building/location changes, etc.
Q: Why should I clean up my site?
A: Updating our website is just like buying a new house. Before moving into your new home, you go through your belongings to trash anything that is broken and then hold a garage sale to offload items you no longer need or are outdated and not complementary in your space (think of 70s style sofa in a modern farmhouse).
Q: Will pages and files in my Cascade archive folder be transferred to the new site?
A: No. Pages will need to be recreated with the new templates and files can be downloaded on your computer and then uploaded to the new site.
Q: When is the content freeze date?
A: April 22, 2018. Changes made after this date will not be reflected on the new site.
Q: When will the new site “go live”?
A: May 14, 2018.
Q: Will we have the opportunity to make final edits to our pages before the new site is live?
Q: Will there be training or workshops for content migration?
A: Yes. Training and/or workshops will be available. Stay tuned for dates and times.
Q: Are we moving to a new system for editing our pages?
A: No. We are upgrading to a newer version of Cascade, but not moving to a completely new system.
Q: I have external sites linking to my pages. Will those links break?
A: Broken links will happen with any website redesign. We will create redirects to decrease broken links as well as do our best to keep the current site structure.