U.Va. Web Communications Seeks Input on New Home Page

Feb. 12, 2007 — A new version of the University of Virginia’s home page is about to be launched this month, and the Office of Web Communications is seeking input from users as the final touches are being made to the page.

A link on the current home page leads not only to the newly designed home page but also offers visitors the opportunity to provide valuable feedback, including voting on the primary photograph.

During the past few weeks, visitors to the new home page have made numerous observations and suggestions, many of which have already been incorporated into the current design.

The U.Va. home page, which will begin its 14th year as a Web-based home page in April, receives more than three million visitors per month. The current redesign will be the sixth makeover in the site’s history, and the goal is to streamline the site and offer more information.

Among the new features are a wider page dimension, fly-out navigation on the home page, daily news feeds from U.Va. Today, a more advanced database-driven site index, and expanded use of real simple syndication (RSS).

The new site offers a new page for school kids with games, history, and programs for kids at U.Va.