Website Header Update
November 1, 2021
Westminster's web team is getting ready to launch some long-awaited improvements to the westminstercollege.edu header menus. These changes focus on improving access to important information for both prospective students and the current college community. The solutions have carefully considered website and higher education best practices, Westminster’s unique user behavior data, accessibility, and mobile design.
The first changes you’ll notice are:
- Current Student Resources and Faculty and Staff Resources are accessible from the hamburger menu on desktop and mobile (the 3-bar menu icon on the top right of the website).
- A new “Info For” dropdown menu will be added to the “Apply | Visit | Request Info” menu next to the college logo on the top left. From there, you’ll be able to get to Current Student Resources and Faculty and Staff Resources as well to alumni, donor, and family resources on desktop.
- The purple menu bar that stretches across the bottom of the header will shift to topic-based, prospective student-focused options: About | Academics | Admissions | Financial Aid and Tuition | Student Life
Additional improvements are in the works, but these initial changes will greatly improve how website users navigate to important information quickly. The web team will also continue to monitor user behavior data to ensure these menus remain effective over time.
These initial menu changes are set to launch on November 4, after business hours. There won’t be any website down-time, but you may need to clear your browser cache to see all the new options.
As always, you can send website feedback and questions in a web request.
Chief Marketing Officer
Office of Communication