College website to be redesigned

By Nina Scimenes
April 1, 2004

Cabrini College’s website is being redesigned to make it visually, and conceptually more pleasing for website visitors. The prospected changes are to
Each department will be given a password to update information quickly. This will be beneficial to the Athletic department after sporting events to promptly post statistics. Athlete biographies, and individual photographs can also be a new feature to the sports page with the redesign. Carbrini’s current website has brief biographies of the coaches, but nothing in depth about the team’s success. With this new technology there will be an opportunity to give more credit to the teams and its players.
The current website has been up and running for the past four years with no significant changes. There has been research with outside consultants in Allentown to decide what is best for Cabrini’s audience. “30 percent of incoming freshmen applied online,” said Lina Barbieri, director of marketing and communications. The importance of the changes will affect the whole college community so they will know exactly what is going on.
The Go Live date for the website is prospected to be July 1. This time was chosen to allow enough time to perfect the architecture and wire frame of the site. This is also a time when admissions is changing their strategies with the help of the new website. The navigation is what is being paid most of its attention. Feedback on the current website has told the marketing and communications department that navigating the website now is considered frustrating according to Barbieri. The current pages of the site require a lot of scrolling to get the information for each page. A change for the new site would be to have the pages be more visible so that the.
“Our goal is to keep it aliveand underchanging,” said Barbieri. Strategies of navigation and layout will be tested by a variety of students of all ages before it is officially up and running. The current name will not change,, will remain the same.

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