The Main Challenge
East Durham College is a large college with campuses in Peterlee and Durham. Prior to the current director of marketing being appointed the website had grown in an unorganised fashion and had become difficult to navigate and manage.
The brief for the new site required a site that not only would reflect current branding but would be optimised for mobile devices whose usage is prevalent amongst the students using the site. Lastly the site was required to integrate with the incumbent college student management and administration system called pro solution. This system handles all applications and publishes course content and information onto the website. Pro solution is built in ASP and the cams chosen was drupal. This is built in ph so we needed to get the two to talk.
The site had a requirement for multiple feeds - job feeds, course feeds and apprentice feeds that populate the website.