New Trinity Web site launches on February 16

The newly redesigned College Web site, www.trincoll.edu, is scheduled to go live to the public on Monday, February 16. Members of the Trinity community will have a chance to browse the site before it launches, during the week of February 9.

The site redesign project was started last April, and is a joint effort of the Communications Office and the Computing Center. Generation, a collaborative partnership of Web consulting, research, and design firms, was retained to develop a new information architecture and navigation map, as well as an effective site design. An inclusive feedback process was established to gather input from key users across campus, from senior management and trustees to representatives from most of the academic departments and administrative offices.

The design incorporates several new features, including audience gateway links with easy access to frequently visited pages for specific audiences (prospective and current students, alumni, parents, community, faculty and staff), and two distinctive theme areas—Living and Learning at Trinity and Urban/Global Connections. Intended for prospective students, these themes showcase the College’s liberal arts education, urban programs, and global learning opportunities through Trinity students’ own experiences.

The new site also utilizes a Content Management System (CMS) that allows users to enter and update content easily through a Web browser interface. This will significantly reduce the maintenance and updating issues that have been a concern with the current site.

To build awareness of the February 16 launch and of the new site features, particularly the audience gateway pages for current students and for faculty and staff, the Communications Office will hold an on-line contest from February 16 through February 20, with prizes that include a digital camera and a television. Information tables will also be set up during lunchtime (12:00–1:00 p.m.) in front of the Cave Bookstore in Mather Hall on February 16 and in front of the Hamlin Hall dining room on February 18. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to stop by the information tables to find out more about the new site and to receive a surprise gift.


 

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