GVSU launches their new site and get a lot of comments (some good, some not). We talk about what went into the new site, and the process taken to launch. We also discuss how we use our CMS to assign rolls and edit across different audiences.
GVSU Homepage Launch (www.gvsu.edu)
- How did you launch?
- (this is the first time the homepage has been in git)
- What sort of feedback did you receive and how did you fix it?
- Link color
- Font weight didn’t display correctly on Windows
(self-hosting google fonts tool)
- Too “zoomy” & Too “big”
- Favorite “fun” quotes:
- FEELS LIKE A CHEAP HOME PAGE WITH LITTLE EFFORT. WAY TO MINIMALISTIC
- I Really do not like it. It’s too plain. Not enough blue. :/
- More stuff needs to be added
- The feedback has generally been good when it comes to the main goals for the new site.
CMS Users/Editors: Are more editors/voices better?
- One person who knows their stuff writes really well and does a nice job.
- Multi-editor group who collectively determine the voice works well too.
- Don’t smack down that initial creativity even when a user is a kid in a playground.
- People are emotionally attached to their words/content.
- All the way open or all the way locked down doesn’t provide a good user experience for your audience.