New University home page to debut this summer

A new University home page and core Web site will be previewed this summer in preparation for a formal launch by the fall semester.

The joint effort of the Office of Communications and Office of Information Technology is intended to convey a better sense of Princeton through the Web and to make it easier to navigate, provide and update Web content.

"The home page is a vital source of news and information, and we're delighted by the improvements under way," said Vice President and Secretary Robert Durkee, co-chair with Betty Leydon, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, of the Web Strategy Task Force, which called for this action. "The new core site will be rich in visual images and text to reflect Princeton's vibrant culture, people and tradition."

The culmination of years of research and other work, the site has been guided by input from the campus community through an online survey, focus groups, individual discussions and vendor briefings.

The new design, using shades of Princeton's black and orange colors, heightens attention to photos and incorporates new audience buttons. During the preview phase this summer, the University community will be able to test the revamped Web site and provide feedback before the formal launch in the fall. Information will be posted on the home page.

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