Progress® Sitefinity™ was on the institution’s shortlist because of everything it comes with out of the box, including:
• Responsive design capabilities for a better experience on mobile
• An intuitive interface that enables content creators to be self sufficient
• A scalable, flexible platform that could support the University’s digital presence for years
“After some consultation, we saw that Sitefinity was moving in the right direction and Progress was on top of developing new features that we wanted to implement,” said Justin Cawthorne, Digital Operations Manager, Murdoch University. “That made us confident that Sitefinity was the right choice.”
A big challenge for many university websites is that they become a catch-all for everything—student resources, course information, staff portals, promotional materials, etc. This complicates site management due to the sheer amount of content, while also making the user experience complex and confusing. Sitefinity enabled Murdoch University to simplify its approach and design the site to be a modern, user-friendly digital destination, especially for prospective students.
Taking an agile approach, the Murdoch digital team worked to quickly come up with a fresh design, stand up new pages and rework old content. Much of the initial project was completed within nine months, including a new homepage, refreshed content designed for prospective students and a new Course Finder Tool with over 250 individual course pages.