Via eSchool News…accompanying article here.
Pretty interesting undertaking by Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools (CMS…funny huh?) to redesign their Web site. At first blush, it looks almost like a Weblog. (Compare to Kern County.) I wonder if they even considered a CMS as a solution.
Quote: “We wanted to create a Web site that CMS and the community could be proud of, onethat would move us from static pages to a site that is news-driven and easily updated and maintained by CMS staff on a daily basis. We wanted to present online content that is fast to download, easy to navigate, and simple to search. We also wanted a design that helps build CMS’s overall image by providing consistent graphics, navigation, and written content. We also wanted a site that works with a multitude of browsers, operating systems, connection speeds, and monitors and is easily indexed by major search engines and spiders.”
Hmmm…sounds like Manila to me. But this is a huge school district, 148 schools, a Web staff of three developers and one associate, a project manager and a IS person to boot. Probably even more reason to give the individual schools the ability to do easy updates.