A new scu.edu

Construction is a familiar sight around the Santa Clara campus these days, but some of the most recent work was all virtual. A redesigned University Web site, nearly nine months in the making, went live the morning of Sept. 12, just in time for the start of the academic year.

Nigh on every pixel and link got a makeover on the new site. There are hundreds of new photographs of the campus and community, more informative navigation, and animated slideshows on the University home page and the home pages of the schools and colleges. Visitors have also noticed improvements to the faculty and staff directory, campus map, online events calendar, and search tools. There’s also a new tier of pages that didn’t exist before, notes University Webmaster Brian Washburn—to help users get to content quickly.
Because the Web is constantly changing and updating, this isn’t the end of SCU’s online improvements. Look for new interactive elements and more rich media content in the coming year. —SS

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