Samford University The BelltowerJanuary 2005

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Samford Web Redesign Set for January Launch

“...It reflects both a graphic and a philosophical shift in Samford’s online identity, and will be significantly simpler in use, more logical in organization and more valuable to all users, especially the University’s primary online audience--prospective students...”


Samford’s dramatically redesigned web site will debut at the end of this month. It reflects a profound philosophical shift in Samford’s online identity, and will be significantly simpler in use, more logical in organization and more valuable to all users, especially the University’s primary online audience--prospective students.

These days, seventy-five percent of a prospective student’s college search is conducted online. Fifty-five percent of prospective students begin their college search before their Junior year of high school. Our redesign of the Samford site reflects this reality and achieves a balance between Samford’s image as a traditional liberal arts university and the need to serve a technologically savvy generation that values easy access to information, interactivity, distinctiveness and brand recognition.

The new web design recognizes that faculty, staff, students and alumni also appreciate fast, easy access to the information they use on a daily basis. Toward that end, we’ve created a new Samford portal that will be easier to enter, allow you to personalize your Samford web content and layout and choose from a variety of new services including discussion groups and news headlines.

Don’t worry—this project was designed to make life easier, not harder. The new main Samford web pages will serve all existing pages and inform future design and redesign of subpages. The new portal will be clearly visible on a radically simplified Samford homepage, and will require only your current user ID and password for one-step access to your email and all your personalized Samford content.

Be on the lookout for a detailed email introduction to these changes at the end of this month, and anticipate a much-improved online Samford experience.

The Samford Web Team:
Donna Fitch, Web Designer & Editor
Jana Peairson, Web Content Editor
Sean Flynt, Electronic News Editor


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