Managing A Website Redesign Tips & Ideas from the  City of Reno Project Kristy Fifelski, E-Public Information Officer / Ci...
Topics <ul><li>City of Reno Project Background </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Approval </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define the Need </...
City of Reno Project Background
Former  City of Reno website
Former website
Former website
Former website
Former website
Former website
Link Former website
www.cityofreno.com Redesigned City of Reno website Launched July 9, 2007
Getting Approval <ul><li>Define the Need </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the Players </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Case </li></ul>
Planning the Project <ul><li>Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li>...
Managing the Process <ul><li>Our Process </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Website info on employee intranet
Created training docs using Adobe InDesign
Reflecting, Enhancing, Monitoring
Created custom error page
Tom Johnson, Vision Internet Tips to Keep In Mind  When Planning a Redesign
Tips to Keep In Mind  When Planning a Redesign  <ul><li>Get input from your website audiences before your start. Keep your...
Tips to Keep In Mind  When Planning a Redesign  <ul><li>Inventory third-party systems that need to be ported to the new si...
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Managing a Website Redesign

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Presentation delivered at 2007 National Association of Government Webmasters Conference in Valley Forge, PA. Presenters: Kristy Fifelski (City of Reno) and Tom Johnson (Vision Internet).

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Managing a Website Redesign

  1. 1. Managing A Website Redesign Tips & Ideas from the City of Reno Project Kristy Fifelski, E-Public Information Officer / City of Reno Tom Johnson, Project Manager / Vision Internet
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>City of Reno Project Background </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Approval </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define the Need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the Players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the Case </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning the Project </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the Process </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting, Enhancing & Monitoring </li></ul>
  3. 3. City of Reno Project Background
  4. 4. Former City of Reno website
  5. 5. Former website
  6. 6. Former website
  7. 7. Former website
  8. 8. Former website
  9. 9. Former website
  10. 10. Link Former website
  11. 11. www.cityofreno.com Redesigned City of Reno website Launched July 9, 2007
  12. 12. Getting Approval <ul><li>Define the Need </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the Players </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Case </li></ul>
  13. 13. Planning the Project <ul><li>Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Party Tools </li></ul>
  14. 14. Managing the Process <ul><li>Our Process </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
  15. 15. Website info on employee intranet
  16. 16. Created training docs using Adobe InDesign
  17. 17. Reflecting, Enhancing, Monitoring
  18. 18. Created custom error page
  19. 19. Tom Johnson, Vision Internet Tips to Keep In Mind When Planning a Redesign
  20. 20. Tips to Keep In Mind When Planning a Redesign <ul><li>Get input from your website audiences before your start. Keep your users and audiences in mind when designing the information architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Go It Alone – Get a committee together to participate in the project and help with decision-making. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider re-writing content, not just porting over the old content from your current site. (“Garbage In, Garbage Out”) </li></ul><ul><li>Make the redesign “More than skin deep” - Add new technology, functionality and interactivity to the website that you did not have on your previous site. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Tips to Keep In Mind When Planning a Redesign <ul><li>Inventory third-party systems that need to be ported to the new site and plan the migration of these systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider meeting with technical groups in your community to get their input on the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait until the last minute to get high-quality photos and for your new website graphic design. (You may need to hire a professional photographer) </li></ul><ul><li>Work with your communications/marketing department to plan the announcement of the site launch. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Q&A 

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