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Site Production Timeline

The University has an estimated 150-200 satellite sites connected to its main website. For the redesign phase of the University’s online presence, several sites will be developed simultaneously in the virtual staging area provided by the IT staff. Each site will have a designated ambassador to oversee the production, quality, and timeline of the redesign.

The Web ambassador will partner closely with the Web team to ensure the site and its content meet the standards and regulations of all University websites. Sites will evolve through the four-stage process indicated below for production. All four stages must be completed in 14-30 weeks.

During the 14-30 weeks, if a site does not complete the process and fails to meet the deadline, the site will be placed back into the redesign rotation with the other colleges/departments/organizations waiting to be developed.

Ragin’ CMS training will take place during stage two while the site is being built. Support will be provided throughout the 14-30-week process.

Stage 1: Blueprint

  • Milestones:
    • Content audit of current site
    • Develop and finalize site map
    • Develop and finalize wireframes
    • Complete of content matrix
  • 9–14 Weeks

Stage 2: Content & Design

  • Milestones:
    • Content development
    • Training sessions 1-3
    • Content migration
    • Development of features
    • Photography
  • 6–10 Weeks

Stage 3: Quality Assurance

  • Milestones:
    • Content review
    • User testing
    • Final audit
    • Approval from owner and Web team
  • 2–4 Weeks

Stage 4: Launch

  • Milestones:
    • Back up old site
    • Production to live transfer
    • Redirects and aliases
    • Bugs and errors
    • Update related links
  • 1 Week