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* New look for Shoreline Web site goes live

The new look for the Shoreline Community College Web site went live Friday, June 15, 2012.

See the new look
"This is the latest step in improving our Web presence, our face to the world" said Jim Hills, special assistant to the president for communications, marketing and government relations. “This past September, we began the process of converting the site to OU-Campus by OmniUpdate. OU gives us a robust content management system behind the site and allows us to give more content responsibility back to the various departments and divisions.”


Now, with OU-Campus in place, the college is able to easily apply the new look across the entire site.


“We still have some conversion work to do in some areas, but most of the site is moved and has the new look,” Hills said.


The new design is the work of Al Yates, a faculty member in the Visual Communications Technology programs.


The next steps will be to add the same kinds of navigation found on the homepage to all the other pages on the site. That will come over the summer as the college works with OmniUpdate to create and apply new templates to the pages. In addition to the new navigation, all the pages will get wider on the screen.


Working on the information displayed on the site will continue, too. OU-Campus allows many more users across campus to have access to pages. That training has been ongoing this past academic year and will continue as needed. 


The college will now start working with OU on a new mobile Web site. Shoreline was the first community college in the state to have mobile apps, launching apps for Apple products, the Android system and Blackberry. The college also already has a mobile Web site, but is looking to make improvements, Hills said.


“New mobile templates will allow college personnel to build out a more robust and dynamic experience for users on mobile devices,” Hills said. “Already our data show increasing traffic from mobile devices and the industry projection is for that trend line getting steeper and steeper.”

* Ramping up for downing ramp


Shoreline Community College employees line the ramp to FOSS. Photo gallery

To say goodbye to the iconic ramp to the third floor of the FOSS building, faculty and staff at Shoreline Community gathered June 14, 2012 for a group picture.

The aging structure is scheduled for demolition starting mid-June. Also going are the second- and third-floor landings as well as the outside stairs to the first level. In its place will be a new stair system connecting all three levels with a new canopy above the third level. For ADA compliance, the existing elevator has already been upgraded.

The work will take all summer with completion slated for Sept. 7, 2012.

More on FOSS remodel.

SCC/JimHills & Lori Yonemitsu

* It's 'Hats Off" at Classified Social
Tony Costa of Tutoring Services at the 2012 Classified Social. More photos

Classified staff members and other employees at Shoreline Community College gather for the annual Classified Social event, June 12, 2012. The event is paid for by donations from administrative employees and a tribute for the service to students provided by classified employees. This year's theme was "Hats Off to You."