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Marywood Website Responsive Design
We are proud to announce our new homepage design. We have a new look that is fully responsive with new navigation, new content and more flexibility.
Why do we have to change? Our old design was several years old and could not be easily viewed on mobile devices and tablets. We need additional pages and more flexibility to meet our needs in telling the Marywood University story.
Let’s take a look at the new features of the desktop version (mobile and tablet users will have the same features in configurations appropriate to their devices).
A new header with two groups of links
The yellow bar contains links for our main audiences. This homepage-only menu bar will take you quickly to the resources that are targeted just for you. This menu disappears once you leave the homepage, allowing more screen space for the content you want to see.
New in this set of links is a page for adult learners. Here you will find links to professional, continuing education and senior learning opportunities, as well as degree programs and services for students of all ages.
The green bar is the new header for the entire site. It is more compact and focuses on information that is most important for prospective students. There are two new links: Campus Life and Faith & Service. These pages will be used to showcase aspects of Marywood life that are not focused on any one particular division of the University. Campus Life will focus on the activities and services that are a part of the overall Marywood experience. Faith & Service will highlight Marywood’s Catholic identity and the various ways we live out our mission and core values.
In the event of weather or other emergencies, a prominent alert will appear just below the header.
The body of the new home page is designed for high visual appeal and flexibility.
Watch for the content of this page to change regularly and for the content to have a variety of configurations. The number of “story rows” will change and the size and number of stories in a row will change. We no longer limited to the same layout and number of story blocks.
The last row in this section replaces our traditional announcements block.
We have two footers on our new site.
One has a green background and can be found be scrolling to the bottom of any page.
The second footer in grey is the “sticky footer.”
It sticks to the bottom of the screen as you move about the website and contains links important to current students, faculty and staff. The two links on the right-hand side will take you to the Student Services and the Faculty, Staff, Administration landing pages.
Our interior pages of the have a new look as well. The text styling and navigation have been updated. These pages have also been redesigned for easier viewing on tablets and mobile devices. Note: We have a very large site. It might take some time for all of the pages to take on the new look.
We appreciate your patience as we transition the site to this new look. It is our hope that, once you become accustomed to the new layout you will find it pleasing and easy to navigate. Please report any problems you encounter to us.
Want something like this on your site? e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!