Refreshing the Western's Web Design
Keeping Western’s web presence current and relevant to our key audiences is an important priority for Communications and Public Affairs.
The Communications web team, along with three summer students, and a Jr. web developer have been hard at work this summer to bring a web refresh to the campus community. As of late May 2017, the updated design has been available in Cascade and any unit can migrate their existing website to this exciting new design.
We took a research-focused and user-centric approach to updating the design for the Cascade web templates. Visually, the template is a lot wider giving site administrators much-desired extra space for their content. A hero banner spans across the entire width of the homepage for striking visual impact. The homepage slideshow can now play embedded YouTube videos. We are adding new CSS classes and new interactive widgets to give web editors more ways to present their content and tell their stories.
Below is a list of refreshed websites (with links) that have been launched to-date as well as a schedule of future sites we’ll be completing. The official Western homepage (westernu.ca) will be launched in late August of 2017.
Please get in touch with the Communications web team at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Redesigned by Communications
- Office of the President (May 2017)
- Office of the Provost (May 2017)
- Communications and Public Affairs (May 2017)
- Canada150th (May 2017)
- Imaging at Western (May 2017)
- United Way (May 2017)
- Faculty of Social Science (June 9th)
- Department of History (late June)
- Facutly of Arts&Humanitities (June 20th, 2017)
- Department of Modern Languages (June 20th, 2017)
- School for Advanced Studies in Arts&Humanities (June 20th, 2017)
- A&H Counselling (June 20th, 2017)
- Digital Humanities
- Film Studies
- French Studies (late June, 2017)
- Medieval Studies (late June, 2017)
- Linguistics (late June, 2017)
- Philosophy (late June, 2017)
- Visual arts (late June, 2017)
- Theatre (late June, 2017)
- Faculty of Education (June 27, 2017)
Coming soon by Communications
- Faculty of Engineering (late July, 2017)
- Faculty of Law (late July, 2017)
- Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (late July, 2017)
- Faculty of Science (late August, 2017)
- Faculty of Music (late August, 2017)
- FIMS (late August, 2017)
- Faculty of Health Sciences(late August, 2017)
- The Official Western Homepage (late August, 2017)