This post presents some before and after shots for reference as well as some notes on the changes.
- the old design was 760px wide while the new is 960px
- the top navbar has been changed to accommodate a greater number of links and to stay open until you close it
- there is a consistent footer on all new pages
- pages in the new design are running under the Cascade CMS
The previous homepage had three changing content areas (Gallery, “Belt” buttons, and Headlines). The new homepage adds three more: “Differentiator” squares, Events and From the Community, and the Belt has been converted to a Highlights section. The universal navbar also applies to the new homepage; it appeared on the previous homepage in a highly modified form, with no drop down.
Landing pages such as About now have a narrative focus with the lists of links moved into the left navigation. This layout shows the basic form of new pages: the topbar, header graphic, left navigation, central content space, related links column, and a standard footer at the base of the page.
Admission landing page