Fife College Case Study
Website Development and Design
Fife College is the main college in the Kingdom of Fife, serving more than 20,000 students and delivering over
The team at Fife had tasked the Zen Agency with designing and developing a new website on flexible and easy to manage CMS in order to make their website more accessible and easier to search for prospective students and service users.
The site needed to integrate with systems in-house in order to pull and display courses and training available to
Zen undertook a full user experience (UX) and design phase which incorporated design concepts, wireframes and user journeys, HTML templates and a round of user testing to AA standard which allowed us to test assumptions made with the sitemap or other information architecture.
- A powerful search interface for site search and bespoke course search
- Live Chat (Customer Service)
- Interactive Case Study Wall
- Integration with social channels including Instagram & Facebook
- Ability to offer comprehensive re-marketing choices (for example ‘who selected this course also looked at….’)
- GDPR assentation
Umbraco 7 also allowed editing and publishing, full version control over all content, full control over design and mark-up, ability to schedule content publishing, fully flexible responsive grid editing, workflow and event tracking and also multi-language capabilities.
The new site is also fully responsive so can be accessed major browsers and used on scales to all to a vast majority of devices, whilst utilising the strong security reliability of Umbraco 7.
Fife College are delighted with both the design and functionality of the website to date. Full training has been provided to appropriate staff members and they are more than confident the new CMS will meet all their required needs moving forward and connect them to their prospective new students and other target markets.
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