Mar 28, 2013

City College of San Francisco and Adobe Experience Manager

Posted by Adobe

By eliminating a hodgepodge of web publishing tools scattered among 3,000 users in 60 departments across nine campuses, the City College of San Francisco wanted to project the school’s organization, quality, and professionalism through a clean, consistent web experience.

Since its last redesign ten years earlier, the website had become an unmanageable collection of more than 20,000 static HTML pages, many of which were being maintained by student volunteers using whatever tools they had at their disposal. Consequently, visitors had difficulty performing basic activities, such as registering for classes, finding grades, and applying for admission.

“We’re the largest community college in California, and we’re in the center of where many of today’s technology innovations start,” says Beth Cataldo, web project lead and coordinator of CCSF’s Multimedia Studies Program. “As an institution offering degrees across many technology disciplines, we needed a state-of-the-art website that presented CCSF in the most polished, professional way possible.”

After evaluating multiple options, CCSF standardized on the Adobe Experience Manager solution in Adobe Marketing Cloud. The Web Content Management and Digital Asset Management capabilities within Adobe Experience Manager provide an easy-to-use, web-based environment built on Java for creating, managing, and delivering personalized online content.

Adobe Experience Manager has helped solve a number of problems. Intuitive, standardized templates for web pages and streamlined, standardized processes allow users to create and update their own content. Content creators can also maintain a consistent appearance, structure, and navigation for the site. Training and policies also help ensure compliance with accessibility requirements, such as those by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the U.S. Federal Rehabilitation Act’s Section 508. Finally, transforming the website has also eliminated printing expenses and making digital content easier to find.

Learn more about how CCSF used Adobe Experience Manager to create and maintain a sleek, professional, easy-to-navigate website by clicking here.