Franklin & Marshall College's current website is at the end of the typical life of a website, as changes in technology have established a best practice of refreshing a website or completing a wholesale redesign every two to four years (depending on existing functionality). The Website Redesign Working Group (WRWG) is charged with guiding the redesign of the Franklin & Marshall website to improve its visual presentation, structure, content, navigation, functionality and capacity to evolve with changes in technology.
The Working Group's principal work will focus on establishing parameters for the Website redesign. In keeping with best practice, the Working Group will not be charged with the actual redesign of the website, but instead will serve as an advisory group representing the needs of the institution to a design firm with expertise in this area. The WRWG will identify and select the design firm, and this firm will design the site working closely with the College's technical and Web content experts, professional staff in College Communications and Information Technology Services who will make up F&M's hands-‐on Web Implementation Team. The Working Group will tasked with the following:
Members of the WRWG will be expected to review the core pages of the F&M website in their academic or administrative areas, in addition to looking broadly at other areas across the site to:
After conducting the audit, members of the WRWG will suggest goals of the redesign process and of the eventual website toward the development of a Request for Proposal. This should include:
This may include: