Chestertown, MD — A new home page slated to launch October 1 aligns current navigation menus in a structure consistent with the rest of the site. The introduction of new channels for dynamic content enables us to showcase more features about students, faculty, and alumni.
The site was designed by the Office of College Relations with the guidance of the Web Advisory Council. The continuous input of students, faculty, and staff remains critical to the ongoing evolution of the site. Please send feedback about the new home design to Web Editor Shane Brill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Features of the Site
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Streamlined coding that loads quickly and provides nuanced customization within a common layout. For examples of how CSS works within the site template, compare the stylized appearances of Center for Environment & Society, Zeta Tau Alpha, and theOffice of Information Technologies.
- Dynamic Content
Randomly loading content is placed on relevant pages to provide unique visitor experiences. New site mastheads, event photo teasers, and home page feature storiesare being regularly introduced.
The Washington College site meets standards for valid coding by the World Wide Web Consortium, better known as W3C. This is important for cross-browser compatibility and development of Web applications. The site also meets Section 508 guidelines for accessibility.
- Web Applications
Keywords embedded throughout the site are continuously refined for more effective external and internal search queries in conjunction with lighter coding. Visitors can also subscribe to the calendar of events, get personalized driving directions, scan condensed content quickly, and explore local destinations through embedded map links.
September 27, 2007