Off to a Great Start!
Maysville Community and Technical College has a first rate web team assembled to assist the college in taking the next step as we launch our new, user friendly, web site. This team will be working to freshen up the content that works, rewrite the content that doesn’t work and come up with new content to fill the areas where it is needed. Even after the first one hundred pages go live this website will be ever evolving to meet the needs of our potential and current students.
The Heart of a Successful Web Site
Of course, all of this work doesn't happen magically. It's the result of dozens of hours of hard work by our committed project team. However, we don't put in these hours simply to launch a new web site. Rather, the hard work represents our fundamental committment to impacting the lives of students and communities across the Commonwealth. It's why we do what we do, and it's why we're excited for what our new web site will allow us to do in ways that we've never dreamed before.
When is the new site coming?
Our goal is to launch the site right at the end of August. As we get a little closer, you'll see a lot of information about the upcoming launch.
Is everything on the current Maysville web site going to be moved to Sitecore at launch?
Not at first. We started this process with a review of our current site--from this, we picked (or created) the top 50-100 pages that we felt best communicated the messages that our primary audiences--students--need to know.
Once the initial site launches, we'll be able to revisit other content and begin migrating into Sitecore. It'll take time, of course, but we'll eventually get all of our current site into Sitecore.
Will I need to change my bookmarks/favorites?
In many cases, yes. Content will be moving to different URLs (web addresses), so your bookmarks may change. We will attempt to automatically redirect as many old URLs as possible to the new ones, which should make this easier for you. Remember too that many internally-oriented pages will be moving to thePoint, so there will certainly be some changes.
With the improved navigation on our new site, plus an improved search engine and a "what's changed" page, we hope the transition will be a fairly smooth one.
Who updates our new web site?
As we launch our new site, we will be allowing people to become content owners and authors. Content owners and authors will be responsible for updating the sections of the site where they are an expert. That means that the people who best understand the content are the people who are updating in for our sites and that means the information on our sites is more accurate.
When do I get to see the new design!?!
We're glad you're excited about the new design! As we get closer to launch, we'll unveil some "sneak peaks" of the site's design. We know, it's no fun to wait...but we know you'll like what you see, and the wait will be worth it! :)