San Jose Evergreen Community College District Public Facing Website


San Jose Evergreen Community College (SJECC) had 4 separate public facing websites that did not use a common theme, brand or technology. SJECC wanted to consolidate the web hosting onto a single server farm and replace multiple hosts. Other challenges included:

  • Applications imprecise or missing
  • Proffered content that was not connected to relative content
  • Inconsistency in site design and presentation that created confusion, frustration and lost effort
  • Workarounds that proved to be errant and inexact


Kiefer provided technical, user experience and business assessment for the four entities that comprise the Community College District. Through a process of iterative review and design stages, Kiefer’s proposed template-driven design, shared master pages, theme colors and Cascading Style Sheets were developed to leverage and facilitate learnability, navigation and ease of use.


Kiefer replaced four separate websites with a new design that creates a single branding theme and demonstrates a clear family identity, yet feature individuality. The final designs display flawlessly on mobile devices and provide a mechanism for individual content managers to upload content without relying on webmasters or designers.

For the project to be on time, on budget and to do EXACTLY what is required is a major accomplishment and a tremendous success.”

Mike Russell, CISO, SJECCD