Published: Jun 6, 2011
On Monday, June 6, The
University of Tampa launched its redesigned website at www.ut.edu. The
image-rich website marks a dramatic improvement in the appearance, navigability
and functionality of the University’s website.
development of the new website was coordinated by the Office of Public
Information and Publications, in conjunction with the Office of Information
Technology. A committee with representatives from academic, student affairs,
admissions, alumni affairs, information technology and administrative areas
drove the redesign, a process that began more than a year ago.
“We recognize that the website is many people’s first
impression of UT, and that an attractive and functional website is critical to
maintaining our competitive position and spurring interest in the University,”
said Eric Cardenas, director of public information and publications.
New features to note in the redesigned site include:
PDF resource boxes
Image galleries throughout
Related news stories box
Call out boxes for feature information
Custom menus for each section
Searchable online faculty directory
The launch of the website coincides with a redesign of
the UT alumni magazine, UT Journal,
and the implementation of a licensing program to promote and protect UT’s logos
UT’s website had last been redesigned more than six years
ago. The new site was designed in-house, and UT partnered with the
Chicago-based firm WSOL for development assistance.