Website Redesign Boot Camp: what you need to know before jumping into a redesign project 
February 16, 17 & 18, 2010 – 1PM-2PM ET (rain date: February 23,24,25 2010 – 1PM-2PM ET)
Registration fee: $350 (3 webinars, 1 year recording access, Transcripts, Handouts)


“Website Redesign Boot Camp” is a 3-webinar series that will help you get ready for your next (or first) big (or small) website redesign by providing some insights into the latest design trends in higher ed, guidance to prepare your project and useful advice to make sure you know what to expect from this type of high-risk projects.

February 16, 2010 – 1PM-2PM ET (rain date: February 23, 2010)
Top trends in higher ed redesigned websites
Stewart Foss, Founder of EduStyle and co-author of The eduStyle Guide to Usable Higher Ed Homepage Design, will present the latest trends in higher ed web design identified among the best redesigned websites (homepage, departmental, admissions, etc.) in 2009.

 February 17, 2010 – 1PM-2PM ET (rain date: February 24, 2010)
How to survive a Website Redesign & a CMS Implementation
Ben Riseling, Manager of Web Operations for the Office of News & Communications at Duke University, will make sure your survive your next website redesign coupled with a CMS implementation. He will share the best tips and tricks he acquired during the 9-month process preceding the launch of the new powered by the open source CMS, Drupal, in October 2009. 

 February 18, 2010 – 1PM-2PM ET (rain date: February 25, 2010 )
Recipe for Successful Web Redesigns 
Chas Grundy, Director of Interactive Marketing for AgencyND – a marketing agency within the University of Notre Dame, will explain how his team manages website redesigns for different departments and offices as well as for the university homepage. He will share best practices and lessons learned as well as his own recipe for sucessful web redesigns and happy stakeholders.

What you will learn:

  • How to evaluate and determine the characteristics of a well-redesigned website
  • How to handle the project planning and communication to stakeholders
  • How to avoid or overcome the integration of a new CMS into your website redesign

Who should attend and why:

  • Primary audience: web designers, web developers, webmasters, web communications directors, web strategists, project managers
  • May also attend: communications and marketing directors, stakeholders to be involved in an upcoming redesign


Stewart FossStewart Foss, Founder – eduStyle
In 2007 Stewart founded eduStyle to provide inspiration to campus web designers. Since then he spends a lot of his days watching the latest trends in higher ed web design. He’s been working to spread awareness of best practices and draw attention to high quality web design in higher ed. He has co-written the book “The eduStyle Guide to Higher-Ed Homepage Design.”

riseling_benBen Riseling, Web Operations Manager – Duke University

Ben Riseling has been the manager of web operations for the office of news & communications at Duke University since 2002.  His duties include the oversight of the main website and a series of online publications while also coordinating a web community forum for all university departments.  

chas-headshotChas Grundy, Director of Interactive Marketing – Notre-Dame

Chas Grundy is the Director of Interactive Marketing for AgencyND – a marketing agency within the University of Notre Dame. As a web marketer, social media advocate, and former developer, he has seen the best and worst of what technology can do for higher education. Chas has worked on hundreds of web projects in and out of higher ed.

Important information for Webinar attendees:

  • Feel free to gather your team members around your computer or a larger campus group in front of a screen with an LCD projector.
  • Audio is done via voice over IP but you can also access it via a toll free number if it’s more convenient for you
  • Webinar slides are available as PDF files prior to the sessions for easy note-taking.
  • Access instructions will be emailed to registered attendees along with links to the presentation files on February 15, 2010 – and will be accessible from the top of this webinar page as well.
  • In case a webinar needs to be rescheduled, it will be on the date listed above as its “rain date.”

Registration fees: $350

The fee for a webinar series is for a single connection with an unlimited number of attendees at that connection. The fee includes the following:

  • Access to the webinar event and question period
  • A one year unlimited access to the recording of the event on-demand through a link that we will provide to you.
  • All webinar materials

One Response

  1. dustinmazon says:

    These webinars sound really interesting, can’t wait! 🙂