Redesign Middlebury Online
This is what Vassar’s homepage looked like for Halloween. OK, not going to lie, I’m a little jealous.
But maybe not for long. Middlebury College is undertaking a redesign of our website. And we’re not talking about teeny tiny little changes of moving banners and swapping shades of panther-blue. We’re talking the big stuff — the Middlebury website’s organization, function, and technologies.
Why? And why now? Those cool cats over at LIS have to chuck the technology they currently use to operate the website because big-bad Microsoft is ending tech support. Just think what happens if the people at the help desk you call for help when your laptop breaks have no one to call when their thousands-of-pages website breaks down…
So, it’s an opportunity! LIS, at the appointment of Ronald D. Liebowitz himself, has formed up the Web Makeover Committee with new Dean of LIS Mike Roy at the helm. Yes, that’s right, it’s kinda like Extreme Makeover, Website Edition. Of course, the Makeover comes on the heel of last year’s Internet Strategy Taskforce report.
MiddBlog wants to know: What would you change about the Middlebury website? What kind of stuff on the web do you use now that you might want all of Middlebury to use too? Help yourselves by helping redesign the website and stay tuned for more info on getting involved.
(screenshot via Karlyn Morrissette)