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April 13, 2017

Web Workshops Ahead and Transition Reminder

Hello all,

We’re glad to announce new workshop dates and a final reminder to make your selection for transitioning your site into the v5 design.


As we prepare to release v5, the new design templates, to the broader content management system (CMS) user base, we will be offering a number of workshops to support web managers.

This first workshop could be especially helpful for those who have chosen to manually rebuild their sites and are re-thinking navigation and site structure:

Information Architecture for Web
April 27, 2017
Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center

Perfect for information architecture beginners, this workshop is designed to give you tips and guidelines for developing a working content structure for your website.

You will learn:

  • Content structure and flow theory
  • Content outlines and sitemaps
  • Common mistakes
  • Best practices

Though the principles and tools discussed in this workshop will help you with any website you create, we will be focused on the new design templates for the university’s content management system (CMS). You are welcome to bring your computer to this session, but it’s not required. This workshop is for faculty and staff only. Light breakfast fare will be offered.

Register for this workshop on FocusU (Note: you must already be logged in to FocusU for the registration link to work)

Other workshops:

  • Working with Images in v5 | May 12, 9:30-11am: Register
  • SEO and Website Analytics | June 12, 9:30-11am: Register
  • Information Architecture for Web | July 14, 9:30-11am: Register
  • Working with Images in v5 | October 10, 9:30-11am: Register
  • SEO and Website Analytics| September 14, 9:30-11am: Register

Transition to New v5 Design: Make Your Selection

So far, we have about 50% of sites who have a defined path for their website transition to the new v5 design–either manually rebuilding or auto-migrating.

For those of you who haven't yet filled out the site transition form, this is a reminder to make that selection before next Monday (4/17):

We've heard from some of you that you would like to unpublish your site and archive it. To do that, fill out the delete request:

If you are still unsure about the path you'd like to take and have remaining questions, submit them to:

All transition decisions are due by April 17! 

Amanda Berneburg 

Amanda Berneburg
Director, Online Strategy
Carnegie Mellon University
Marketing & Communications
412.268.7203 (office)