Chemistry Department will join Faculty of Arts and Sciences web redesign project. The project scope will cover public relations and communications side of the participating Department web sites. It will not include research group sites and internal operations sites.
The participating Departments have been grouped in three phases. It is estimated that Phase l will be completed in Spring 2016. Chemistry department is in Phase III.
The FAS Web redesign Team communicated with our Department that the following web site requirements have been already identified:
1. Responsive design, Priority: High
2. AODA & W3C compliance (accessibility), Priority: High
3. Event calendar, including free and paid event registration and payment
processing, Priority: High
4. Social media and RSS integration, Priority: High
5. Standardized faculty profile pages, Priority: High
6. Dynamic, engaging and aesthetically pleasing design, Priority: High
7. Video embedding, Priority: High
8. Web analytics integration, Priority: High
9. Search engine optimization (SEO) capabilities, Priority: High
10. A well‐performing search engine, Priority: High
11. Ongoing support from Communications office, Priority: High
12. Ongoing technical oversight and maintenance from Information & Instructional Technology (IIT) office, Priority: High
13. User‐friendly content management (Drupal) user interface, Priority: High
14. Consistent navigation that reflects tri‐campus community, Priority: High
15. Easy timetable importing and formatting, Priority: Medium
16. Single sign‐on (UTORid) capability for content editors, Priority: Medium
Chemistry Department Web Ctte will be meeting to decide on additional requirements and provide feedback to FAS Web Team by July 31, 2015.
As part of the departmental website redesign project, FAS have hired a photographer to take professional, engaging photos of participating units’ spaces and people – the sort of photos you’d expect to see in materials for prospective students.
The photographer will be at our site for one day only between September 28 and October 16, 2015.
We are reaching out to our Chemistry community for suggestions on environmental photo shots and scenes. Please, provide your comments using any of the contact methods listed on http://webredesign.chem.utoronto.ca
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