Redesign of www.npc.edu Benchmarks

OVERVIEW: The NPC public website at www.npc.edu is vital to current & potential students because it contains the only online application form, online class registration form, descriptions of the programs and classes offered, access to some NPC library services, news & announcements, emergency alerts and more. Functionality of the site has degraded over time and no major site-wide redesign has been done since 2010. The current website is built using Drupal 6 software which has reached end-of-support status for security updates.

The latest version of Drupal 8 contains many new and improved functionalities that will greatly enhance NPC's public website. The most significant improvement is the ability to make the entire website mobile friendly. The rebuild will improve NPC's page rankings in Google search results, an important factor when current and potential students are searching for colleges and programs.

Activity Time Duration Date Completed
Write and publish RFP to redesign website in Drupal 8. Select vendor and get approval for contract from NPC Board. July 2016 8/16/16
Work with vendor to create new website in Drupal 8 1 year  
Use Google Analytics to monitor changes in site traffic 1 year  
Use website survey tool on homepage to ask users how they like the new design and layout

First month
of launch

 

BENCHMARKS:

Targeted
Outcome
Before
Redesign
After
Redesign
% Change
Increase mobile traffic to site      
Increase key page usage      
Survey user opinion on
most important pages
     
Improve user satisfaction