It's all finished. The personas, the card sorting, several itterations
of testing, the content is rewritten and it sits humming away on a
lovely new CMS.
You hand over the sparkling documentation positively bursting with fab
Visio wireframes and sitemaps. And as you walk off into the sunset,
the client wonders ... what now? Where is the site going to be in
twelve months time?
How do you make sure that all the good work doesn't get undone? Of
course you'd probably have a style guide and bolt down the interface
itself, but with a distributed authoring model, how do you manage
content so the site doesn't spiral out of control again?
- Are they any additional 'rules' and guidance that could accompany
the site maps to keep contributors 'in line' and support self
- Is there any guidance out there on developing editorial models and
- Does anyone have any advice or pointers for the management and
maintenance of a site design and structure once it's been implemented?
Anecdotes and pitfalls?