Redesign Story: Washington College

Landing Pages

May 04, 2012

Proposed designs for internal pages have landed. Yes, that was a terrible pun.

Following the homepage design debut in March, the folks at White Whale Web Services started crafting what will live inside the WC web site. This includes the pretty stuff (below) and the navigation framework for the site. The designs below use the old navigation, so we can expect that to vary a bit from what we see in mock-ups. Additionally, all of these designs will eventually include the site footer with links to be determined.

 

Department Pages

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In addition to housing the specifics about the academic department, these landing pages will pull related news stories and profiles from the content management system and spotlight interesting programs with pictures.

 

About Page

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Other landing pages will undergo a redesign of what their section encompasses. But, as you can see from this page, stories are still a huge emphasis no matter what page you visit.

As we transition to LiveWhale CMS over the summer, we will continue to collect stories from the Washington College community. Stories will flesh out departmental sites and sometimes be pulled on to the homepage, so pictures are great additions! As we move forward, faculty, staff and students will be able to create stories with ease right in the CMS. If you’re interested in learning about the CMS or writing and photography for the web, check out our upcoming workshops.

And as always, we welcome your feedback and opinions on these design mock-ups. WC’s web site is a representation of WC, so we need your help to put our best face forward!