On Friday, April 10, Notre Dame went live with a new website. While decidedly different in both appearance and function when compared to the previous site, it retains all of the relevant information contained on the old site and streamlines access to that information, according to school officials.
And like most new websites generated today, Notre Dame’s site is based on a “responsive” platform, which means it is more compatible with all digital devices, from computers to tablets to smartphones. Responsive websites are designed to make text and images easier to read on any device; plus page navigation is intuitive and simplified.
The new site, which is based on the WordPress content management system (CMS), retains the original URL, www.ndpma.org, and is the product of a large amount of input from those in the Notre Dame community who have regular content-management and user responsibilities. In addition, the new CMS is many times more user-friendly than the previous website's CMS for those who regularly add or update content.
More than a million
Over the past several years, the former Notre Dame website has averaged more than 25,000 visitors each month and more than one million total page views per year. Notre Dame’s administration anticipates continued growth with the new site, especially now that it is better able to provide a more user-focused experience for visitors.
A big thank you to all who contributed to the development of the site, especially to Notre Dame’s webmaster, Jim Sesi, who has worked tirelessly over the past several months to make it all come together, and System Administrator Jason Borngesser, who made sure all the “wires were connected.”
Tweaks and formatting adjustments to the new site will continue even as it remains live and Notre Dame welcomes any feedback or suggestions. Please contact Jim Sesi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Kelly at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Follow Notre Dame on Twitter at @NDPMA.
About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org.