State’s homepage gets a new look later this week. It is part of ongoing
enhancements to the University’s website that also includes new secondary
pages, student recruitment pages and more. The new homepage is more consistent
with the best contemporary university website design, with flashier content
and graphics, extensive links to popular content, and will include constantly updated
news and events information.
The enhanced homepage is
designed to work well with web templates that were introduced in fall 2005.
In addition, an enhanced set of design templates is now available on request
from Public Affairs and will soon be online at www.csus.edu/web.
The new design incorporates
feedback that the existing homepage is not sufficiently engaging and does not
provide enough “depth” of information. Public Affairs along with
University Computing and Communications Services conducted an extensive review
of best-practices at other universities, and reviewed statistics of actual web
usage in order to determine features and hierarchy for the new page.