Website Update: Reflection on Salli Year One

The Year of the Gael has been filled with reflection and looking toward the future. The Web Planning Committee has taken that spirit to heart, reflecting on the first year of the new Saint Mary's website and looking forward to exciting enhancements in year two. Overall, we are happy to report that the site is serving us well, facilitating ongoing content development and growing as new features are added on a regular basis. From a visual and organizational standpoint, it supports the Saint Mary’s brand and reflects the dynamism of our community while making information accessible to users. There is always room for improvement and it's good to know we have a solid foundation in place.

Before we dive into the details, we want to thank all of you who contribute to the Saint Mary's website. Your efforts engage students, staff, prospective students, parents, alumni, faculty, donors and more every day, helping them not only get things done but also learn about the unique Saint Mary's experience and community.

Year One: Salli by the Numbers

2,000,000 visits to the site

170,000 average visits/month

350 editors across campus

45,000 edits made

5,000 new pieces of content added (e.g., photos)

Mondays - the day of the week receiving the most visits (so get your updates published before Monday morning)

What's in Store for FY 2013?

Mobile: Coming to a phone/tablet near you, an optimized Saint Mary's site experience across a range of devices.

Calendar: New and improved event calendars on the Saint Mary's site, including department pages across campus.

Salli User Group (SUG): From best-practice boot camps to accessibility, keep your Salli content strategy and editing skills fresh by attending user group meetings.

Have an Idea or Question?

Web Planning Committee: Committee members meet monthly to review projects, enhancements and issues.

Salli User Group: Network with fellow editors and learn the latest and greatest about managing web content when you attend SUG meetings.

Online Training: Instructions and best practices for creating content in and making edits to the Saint Mary's site.

Support: We've centralized Salli support - whether you need to be set up as an editor or need assistance with editing pages, call the ITS service desk at ext. 4266 or submit a web request.

We plan to provide updates about the site and other online efforts on a semiannual basis, along with information about features and efforts to come. We welcome any and all feedback or ideas for the site.

The Web Planning Committee