Oxford Advanced Studies Program
The Oxford Advanced Studies Program offers hundreds of enthusiastic young people, from the USA and elsewhere, the opportunity to study and live in Oxford.
They wanted a new website that would attract students from abroad to their site. They wanted a fresh new look.
The site was designed by Visual Philosophy and built by Alberon using CMSMS. This allows the staff to maintain the site themselves. Alberon built a number of custom forms as well.
There is also a Summer Program for people who can only spare a few weeks to visit and study in Oxford. This needed to be a separate site under the umbrella of Oxford Advanced Studies Program.
Both sites needed a little Search Engine Optimisation also to make the transition from the old site to the new one as smooth as possible.
The finished website has the following features:
- All static pages under the control of the CMS, including a news page.
- Forms for enrolment, prospectus and enquiries. Data emailed to the college in a format suitable for data import.
- Search box.
- Site map (automatically generated).
- Pages fully optimised with appropriate meta tags, etc.
The award winning open source content management system CMS Made Simple was used.
Glossary of Terms
- CMS Made Simple (CMSMS)
CMSMS is an open source content management system, which allows non-technical users to manage their own website content.