“There’s also a search function now which wasn’t in the previous design.” She says now someone can put in a word, such as ‘homecoming,’ and immediately be referenced to elsewhere in the site.
Testimonials from faculty, staff, students and alumni, along with new pictures and graphics also adorn the core page of the website. Two news stories will fill the core page as opposed to one previously.
This is the first time since AU originally launched their Web site in October, 1998, that any major revamping has taken place. According to Tuttle, she sent out a survey last June to faculty and staff regarding changes they would like to see to the site while she was in the process of upgrading it.
“Now with navigation and search functions, one will be able to find things quickly,” said Tuttle. She also mentioned “breadcrumb” navigation, which allows the user to see where they have been and can go back and access quickly previous pages. “It gives you a trail back to where you have been.”
Anderson University is a four-year, private, Christian University of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.
--Student writer Kim Ousley works in the AU office of Media and Electronic Communications.