Fullerton College is preparing to launch a new college homepage and landing pages that adopt an intuitive web design that combines useful information with strong images and video that bring to life the vibrant and diverse community at the college. The site is expected to go live on or before August 16.
The mobile-friendly homepage is designed with prospective students in mind and creates an ease to learn about the academic programs, support services, application process and how to tour the college. Current students will also find pages developed for them that share information about programs, services and campus life.
“The new website creates an eye-catching, content-rich experience for prospective students that will hopefully spark their interest to attend school here,” said Lisa McPheron, director of campus communications. “The new site is also intended to be a heavily used resource for our own college community by finely packaging all the programs and resources that the college offers.”
The site creates a point of entry for members of the community to participate in the college’s arts, culture and athletic activities as well as understand the college’s economic impact on the region. Alumni will find resources on how to get involved with the college, donate and connect with past classmates.
- Wide design with large images that reformat nicely on any mobile device
- Icon links to Canvas, MyGateway, the library, email and calendar are on the top of each page.
- Site Map – Everything is one-click away.
- Directory – contains a searchable directory and a list of key departments with their hours and locations. The directory is in the footer of each page and in the Site Map.
- Faculty and staff have a page with key resources and services.
- ADA compliant
- Landing pages devoted to:
- Admissions + Aid
- Catalog + Schedule
- Faculty and Staff
- Career and Technical Education
- Site Map
The new site was developed by staff in the Office of Campus Communications using WordPress. Web Content Specialist Jazmin Zuniga, Marketing and Outreach Assistant Melissa Serrato, Professional Expert Peter Surowski and McPheron, led these efforts.
On July 30 and 31, 69 people participated in focus groups to test the site and provided feedback. Overall, the majority of students, faculty and staff who tested the site found it to be visually appealing and said the site met their needs. See a summary of the feedback.
A link to the old site will be available in the footer of the new site until December. After the fall semester, the old site will be archived offline.
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