August 15, 2013 — After months of collaboration between the University Marketing and Communications Office and University Information Technology, the University of Utah launched a redesigned website, www.utah.edu, just in time for the 2013-14 academic year.
The new site delivers a simplified user experience with a more dynamic appearance and includes a Google Search Appliance, streamlined navigation and a responsive design, which enables the site to be optimally viewed on tablets and mobile devices. The homepage offers large photo-centric banners to accentuate the U’s picturesque setting.
“Our ultimate goal with the new website is to connect with students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and media and provide an engaging and efficient experience,” says Brian Rasmussen, director of marketing at the U. “We are focused on providing in-depth and comprehensive information about what’s happening at the U while highlighting the unique qualities of our campus.”
The newly designed website also features social media integration to allow all users to more fully engage with the U and stay up-to-date on the latest campus happenings.