Today, we are really, genuinely excited to unveil the new Buffalo State Web site for you to preview. You can see it at http://www.buffalostate.edu/refresh/, and comment on it below. Any and all comments are welcome!
If I seem uncharacteristically to the point, it’s because we have been working a lot, and I do mean A LOT, to get to where the site is right now, and we’ve still come some way to go. The preview is just that—a working preview of the new site design. Some areas are complete or close to it, others (*coughNewsandEvents*cough*) are maybe slightly less close to 100% complete.
I know that along the way, a lot of things have been said about where we were taking the site. A lot of things have changed in the office as well. Four years is a long time to wait for a redesign, and in Web years that’s about 50 years of waiting. We’re glad, now, to finally show off some of the things that we have wanted to highlight for a long time.
Some features to get you on your way:
News and Events: A new News and Events section to highlight all that’s going on at Buffalo State. News, events, publications, academic calendar reminders, blogs, podcasts, Ask Buffalo State forum posts, the latest from our View photo gallery—all that and more is located here in a one-stop overview of campus activities.
My BuffState: In the previous refresh, faculty and staff told us they wanted a page all their own. It’s been redesigned, and now Students have one too!
New section pages, new page layouts, and a new homepage and footer are some of the other features.
Mark talks more about it in this spotlight, and we will be talking it about more here.
So, peruse and enjoy, and comment below. Positive or negative, we want to hear it all!
But now, a little bit of rest.