Vermont Law School
The School’s website needed to promote its offerings to faculty, staff, alumni and current and prospective students.
Maximizing the value of all of the content the School produced was imperative.
Drupal CMS, Acquia Cloud Platform
The new site was launched in 20 days.
Vermont Law School was founded to develop a generation of leaders who use the power of the law to make a difference in communities and the world by offering a variety of social justice and environmental programs, classes and degrees in a flexible way.
Vermont Law School’s goals for the website are to promote its academic programs, centers and events; to provide information for current and prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni; and to reach new students for academic programs, providing them with the content they need to convince them to become students at the school.
There were a number of challenges that drove Vermont Law School to search for a new website platform. Not only did it want to improve the accuracy of its website content, but it also wanted to be able to publish more of the valuable content — more than 17,000 pieces — the School produced. Additionally, organizing the back end and front end to be more user-friendly was a top priority.
Partner Ameex Technologies took the lead on the new Drupal site, starting the project engagement with a discovery questionnaire and creating a product backlog with user story, story points and goals for each sprint, which facilitated understanding of each client requirement, business need and expectation. Ameex set up the platform to organize content with more focus on page navigation, using fewer words and more graphics or visual content to help users find relevant information quicker. Using the Acquia Cloud Platform ensured security and a seamless, smooth deployment process to ensure the project launched quickly.
Ameex completed the site design and backend options at lightning speed, building the site from start to finish within two sprints, each 10 days long. In doing so, the amount of time it takes to build a page on the website is now less than 10 minutes. Additionally, no errors or issues were identified after the launch, and improved navigation requires fewer clicks to find relevant information.