Choice Part 1: The Big Brief

Corporate WebsiteToday we’re launching a brand new design for the Edge Hill University website, this marks the most significant revision of the corporate site since we gained University status.

Major developments of the website include a new ‘study’ area, some additional applications and functionality – search, news, events, and the eProspectus system has had a complete overhaul. In addition, the site has a new, fresh look and feel with redesigned navigation.

The redesign takes advantage of new features available to the current releases of web browsers (IE7, etc), but the site will still function on older machines (although some visual features may not perform as well). For example, if you have the older Internet Explorer v6, or JavaScript disabled in the browser, you may find that some of the graphics won’t have rounded corners – but all the content is still accessible.

The “Big Brief” commissioned Splinter to produce the paper Prospectus and a new design for the corporate website. This produced the “Choice” branding which I’m sure Roy will be talking about over the next few weeks.

As with any new deployment of this scale, there may be the odd teething problem and we’d ask colleagues to assist by reporting any content queries or updates to the Web Services Division, and any browser-related issues to the IT Services Helpdesk.

Over the next few posts we’ll be talking about some of the new developments we’ve made and what they’ll bring for users, for faculties and departments and for the institution, so keep checking back and find out what we’ve been doing for the last few months!

Please feel free to email your views, comments and feedback to or leave a comment right here!

3 thoughts on “Choice Part 1: The Big Brief

  1. Thanks for the comment Patrick. The delay on the rounded corners is a little annoying at the moment. Safari and Firefox 3 render it much quicker and I’m looking at optimising the JavaScript so that it has to draw fewer canvas objects.

  2. It’s great to see the end result after being involved in the planning. It’s looking really good. Well done all.

    I look forward to seeing future developments!

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