UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 09 | May
Latest Web site revamp improves navigation
Redesign result of feedback from visitors to site
UBC's top-level Internet presence at www.ubc.ca has been redesigned.
The revamped site features improved navigation and search
functions that will
allow the university to more effectively showcase
students, intellectual and community spirit, as well as its setting.
The redesign is the latest in a series of steps intended to
improve the university's
presence on the Web, says Rob Wilson, the university's Web strategist.
The improvements are the result of extensive feedback received from visitors to
the site over a 12-month period. In addition, input was solicited from
faculties and departments.
"There's a tremendous wealth of information that exists on several hundred
UBC-related sites, but there has historically been very
or support provided to UBC Web site maintainers," says Wilson, who is
a member of UBC's Public Affairs Office.
"We hope to develop a comprehensive strategy that enables us to continue to
improve the main UBC site in addition to assisting other
to more effectively use the Web as a communications tool."
Feedback on the new site is welcome. A feedback form and more information
on the site can be found at www.ubc.ca/site.