Fairfield University Website Innovation and Design
Fairfield University is becoming an innovator in web design, and has created a series of new pages in recent weeks to showcase the University in a more vibrant and engaging way.
Noticeably there is a new look to the University homepage that now consists of the HTML5 Video, a new main site navigation bar, streamlined University information with tiles that highlight prevalent and timely school and departmental information. The HTML5 video is a small looping video element that features a variety of gorgeous campus scenery.
When scrolling down the homepage, the user now sees streamlined University information. This provides a space for quick access to timely articles, events, and more. For added ease of use, the new main site navigation takes up less screen space and no longer requires a click to view menu items.
The Parents & Families webpages have now been added to the main site navigation bar. Our new parent-specific web pages are designed to provide families resources needed to ease the college transition process. This page is designed to aid parents in learning more about Fairfield University and to show them how the University will meet and exceed their expectations. Helpful pages to visit under this tab are, “Visiting Fairfield", “Parents of Students”, “Parent Programs” and “Important Dates”.
In addition, Fairfield University Athletics successfully launched the new FairfieldStags.com to alumni, fans, recruits, parents and student-athletes. The new site concludes a six month process in collaboration between the University Marketing and Communications Office, Office of Institutional Research and website provider Neulion. The current design was constructed based on research gathered through the Stags fan base, analyzing user traffic and identifying industry best practices.
The new FairfieldStags.com is a fully responsive website which is optimized for any device. (The official mobile app will be discontinued but please note that the Super Stag app will continue to be used for fans on game day.) The new look and layout is designed to prominently display information that fans consistently seek such as videos created by the University Media Center, live stats and schedules. A "Features" section for each varsity sport will recognize student-athlete and team successes throughout each season. Also, a storefront has been added to the site to continue the growth of the Fairfield Stags brand.
The ticket finder webpages stemming from FairfieldStags.com/tix have enhanced the user experience as well (Basketball and Lacrosse). If the user clicks on a specific sport that they are interested in purchasing tickets for they will be brought to a page that showcases the athletes using HTML5 video streaming.