Design & Brand

Photo options: Here’s looking at you

A 10-minute  presentation on effective ways to engage readers through photos has had a profound effect on the WebLife production team. David Anderson, director of strategic digital communications at University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in an online seminar sponsored by Higher Ed Experts, told us to choose photos with people first […]

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What’s with the hexagons?

After spending so much time in the design process of our new web pages, we’ve been eager to hear the reactions to the drastically different look of the university’s web presence. The colors are more vibrant and they’re deployed in different ways. The photos show the real emotions and the stories behind people who are […]

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Ready, set, go live! New homepage coming soon

It’s new! Cutting edge! Alive! Your new university homepage http://uthscsa.edu will go live within the next few days. We’re proud and excited for you to see where it’s headed, as this is the first of many releases to come from our WebLife project. What key points should you know about our new homepage? Every element is built […]

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Wireframe leads to awesome design

During our sessions with NewCity in September, the NewCity team presented three different wireframes for our homepage. We examined several things: the type of  content that is going to appear on the homepage; what’s most to least critical; how users will navigate to other sections and pages; and whether or not all our our audiences have a clear […]

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How do you find inspiration to design a website?

During the Thursday (9/19) session with the NewCity team, I asked NewCity’s designer (Brian), “how do you get inspiration to design a website?” I’ve been challenged with “designer’s block” in the past when presented with the task of designing a website, so I wanted to know how a seasoned, experience designer like Brian usually overcomes […]

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