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We are going to launch the new Middlebury website on Thursday February 4th!

Middlebury Web Makeover - Tuesday, 1/26/2010, at 5:09 PM
We will have completed the core technology development that we need to launch the site, and the majority of major websites will be sufficiently converted to allow the new site to replace the old site. We intend to inform faculty, staff, and students on Monday February 1st that they should start looking at the new […]


Middlebury Web Makeover - Thursday, 1/21/2010, at 11:45 AM
Thank you to everyone who has been working hard in getting us to this point with the new web site.  If you would like some inspiration, I recommend opening the old and new web sites in two different browser windows.  As an example, compare: http://www.middlebury.edu/arts with http://midd2.middlebury.edu/arts/ or http://www.middlebury.edu/campuslife with http://midd2.middlebury.edu/studentlife/ or better yet, compare […]

(Almost) Hello World!

Middlebury Web Makeover - Monday, 1/18/2010, at 4:04 PM
We’ve had our heads down the last month with the web makeover project, and are taking a moment to let the community know where things stand, and when we will finally launch the new Middlebury website. In the last month, we have trained over 200 staff and faculty in the new web content management system […]

Style Guide

Middlebury Web Makeover - Monday, 12/14/2009, at 11:54 AM
We have started a style guide for editing in Drupal.  Here is what we have, so far, but please visit the documentation for updates. Layout The “juice bar” feature is a convenient place for sharing stories about your department or office, but remember that it takes up quite a bit of space at the top […]

Banner Images and Content Creation

Middlebury Web Makeover - Tuesday, 12/8/2009, at 6:07 PM
Pam Fogg has created a selection of background images to be used on department homepages, these images are available at – \\middfiles\orgs\WebMakeover\EVERYONE\Banner_Images Please make your selection, then contact her with your choice of image via email ( pfogg@middlebury.edu ) so that your banner can be created. There have been some questions around content, Creating Content […]

Workshops and Work Sessions through December 22nd

Middlebury Web Makeover - Tuesday, 11/24/2009, at 8:39 PM
Below are the workshops and work sessions that have been scheduled between Thanksgiving and Christmas break.  Please email the HelpDesk at HelpDesk@middlebury.edu to sign up for these offerings. November 30th    10:30-noon    WebFroms in Drupal    LIB 105 November 30th    10:30-noon    WorkSession    LIB 220 November 30th    3:30-5pm    Profiles, FAQs, Sidebar and RSS Content    LIB 220 December 1st    […]

Content Guide, Check-in Reminder, Usability

Middlebury Web Makeover - Thursday, 11/19/2009, at 11:37 AM
A PRESENT FROM WHITE WHALE During the WorkSessions, we have heard questions like “What should go in a sidebar?” and “Is this something that should go in the Carousel?” To help us answer these questions, White Whale has provided us with a content guide, and they have turned it into a VISUAL.  Attached is a […]

Designs for Academic Departments and Faculty Profiles

Middlebury Web Makeover - Thursday, 10/8/2009, at 8:32 PM
Per Mike’s last post on the “glass wall” phase of feedback, we are offering links to design mock-ups for three academic departments and a faculty profile. A few notes on these: These designs are not supposed to mirror actual content or the specific links and menu items that a department might use. White Whale did […]

The Glass Window of Feedback

Middlebury Web Makeover - Tuesday, 10/6/2009, at 9:56 PM
We’re entering a frantic phase of the web makeover process where each week we will be receiving sets of designs from our design partner, and quickly reviewing them, making suggestions, and ultimately approving them. Throughout this project, we have tried to be as inclusive and transparent as we possibly can, in the belief that by […]