Today, a long awaited day arrived. Not Valentine’s Day (well, there’s that), but launch day. Penn State’s new website, http://www.psu.edu/ and new news site, http://news.psu.edu/ were released to the public earlier this morning. If you take moment to read back through the long line of posts on this blog, you’ll get some sense of the amount of hard work that went into today’s launch. An incredible team worked across the University to bring together a unified vision for what a university site should be today.
While the transition to the new sites went smoothly, as with an new site release – especially one this large scale – we ran into a few unexpected but fixable snags – thanks to you! You all have done a remarkable job supplying us with feedback through each site’s feedback feature. Keep it coming. As a reminder, the form is available by clicking the “feedback” tab located on the right-hand side of the http://www.psu.edu/ and http://news.psu.edu/ sites.
While a tremendous amount of work was accomplished, we still have more to do. Members of the various teams are working today and throughout the next several days to ensure that the sites are working as expected. We’ve seen various issues arise since the early morning launch, through feedback submissions and social media contact. Again, the feedback form is the best way to get word directly to the team for handling. Thank you to everyone who helped us find the types of issues that inevitably happen when launching a site of this size.
We couldn’t be happier to have the sites up and running! We hope you like the new look and organization of information. Please check this blog regularly, as we’ll be posting updates and information on a regular basis.
As always, we look forward to keeping in touch with you!
–Patti and Karen