University Marketing & Communications

January 21, 2014

A refreshing new look for the UW home page

By Jeff Hendrickson

This week marks the debut of a refreshed University of Washington home page. The website features a host of under-the-hood enhancements such as a responsive design and improved accessibility and navigation. The purple jellyfish background has met its demise, revealing a lighter, brighter color scheme.

The content and navigation remain largely the same and the functionality and appearance have been upgraded. Top stories now have larger photos and one-click access. The spotlight section offers more opportunities to highlight UW events and websites. ‘Around Campus’ will promote compelling UW news, sports and arts. Plus, we will feature the most popular sites for students, faculty and staff.

This update sets the foundation for future upgrades coming later this year. Stay tuned.

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