2017 was a big year for the Lory Student Center website. We, the Digital Design Team here at Colab: Lory Student Center Marketing, are happy to announce several changes and improvements coming for users. We worked hard developing new features to make the website as efficient and user friendly as possible. Some of the updates include:
- A new event calendar
- A new eCommerce platform
- More frequent blog posts and weekly content
In the past year, the website saw an eight percent growth in traffic. That means nearly 80,000 new visitors! There’s also been an increase in the amount of mobile traffic. Analytics tells us our site is not only engaging the community, but informing them. We look forward continued growth of these numbers in 2018.
One of the most important improvements this year has been the expansion of the team running the website. For the first time, there is a full Digital Design Team consisting of a content manager, web developer, and Digital Design Coordinator. Behind the website is a team of dedicated students and tasked with creating a better overall experience for visitors and content creators.
While we’ve made many improvements, we know there is still room to grow. Improving performance continues to be our priority. We’re working with IT, Academic Computing & Networking Services, and Creative Services to design a hosting environment that can meet all of our client needs, while increasing server response time for a faster website experience.
We strive to serve the LSC community and to maintain a sense of unity throughout the website. To uphold the brand of excellence, we must continue to develop our web presence. We look forward to the progress, experiences, and innovations that will come with the new year, and will work hard to enhance the website to meet the needs of the students and faculty it servers.
About the Digital Design Team
The Digital Design Team at Colab: Lory Student Center Marketing is responsible for the Lory Student Center’s web presence, which provides student employees the opportunity to gain job-related skills in this discipline as well as a platform to communicate advances in meeting the Lory Student Center mission to the CSU community. For more information regarding this or any of the Digital Design Team’s achievements, please contact the LSC Webmaster here.