Changes to the Design of our Corporate Site

Over the last 5 months the :choice brand has evolved, and we felt that the current design didn’t relate enough visually to the developing brand. The original concept of integrating the 2008 prospectus design and the corporate website design was sound. The prospectus has a visually bold magazine style; we hoped to develop a strong […]

Choice Part 7: Bite the hand that feeds you

I meant to blog about this last week but bank-holiday-weekend-fever caught up with me. 1st May was RSS Day – aimed at raising awareness of feeds and how they can be used to stay connected to websites that interest you. I’ve blogged before about the topic and said then we’d be introducing more feeds in […]

Choice Part 6: Lucene in the sky with diamonds

Search is one of the key ways that visitors find what they’re looking for on our websites. A good search engine can quickly and acurately direct the user to the right place and make for a more efficient and productive experience. In the past we’ve used Novell’s QuickFinder search service to spider the site, supplemented […]

Choice Part 3: Design Objectives

Overview The main objective of the redesign was to include the :choice branding, and to create a consistent visual association with the printed prospectus. We hope to establish a look and feel that will continue in forthcoming marketing campaigns. For this project we have collaborated with Splinter, a Liverpool based design agency. We now hopefully […]

Choice Part 2: A new platform

For years, most of the corporate website has been produced as static web pages using Dreamweaver. This has worked well – we’re able to ensure the design is tight, content correct and the site doesn’t grow to an unmanageable size. To help manage content on the site, Web Services have produced a few key applications […]

Choice Part 1: The Big Brief

Today 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 […]