New Wesleyan Website

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So the Wes homepage (including “About, Academics, Campus Life, Alumni, Parents, and Offices & Services pages”) got a major makeover. It launched today, and it looks . . . different.

Some semi-coherent observations from the ACB:

I appreciate the efforts to revamp the website, and totally respect the amount of time and work that went into making the changes, but those “Are you Wesleyan?” “surprise-ending” questions…yeah….pretty effin hysterical.

And:

Worse is the front page, where it says “the liberal arts university” (with “the” in italics) next to a picture of kids in a science class laughing and using the latex safety gloves like balloons.

It might as well say “don’t respect us” (with “don’t” in italics)

Thoughts?

33 thoughts on “New Wesleyan Website

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  2. '99 Alum

    Do you watch flash advertisements all the way to the end to determine if the ethnic makeup of the promotion matches the organization it purports to represent? You may be a Wesleyan.

    Do you pay more for tuition that either Yale or Harvard? You may be a Wesleyan.

  3. '99 Alum

    Do you watch flash advertisements all the way to the end to determine if the ethnic makeup of the promotion matches the organization it purports to represent? You may be a Wesleyan.

    Do you pay more for tuition that either Yale or Harvard? You may be a Wesleyan.

  4. anon

    speaking of web design, when are we going to see some new mastheads for wesleying already?

    -getting pretty sick of the scribbled vomit up top

  5. anon

    speaking of web design, when are we going to see some new mastheads for wesleying already?

    -getting pretty sick of the scribbled vomit up top

  6. Anon

    I hate how one of the phrases on the front page says “Open curriculum.” If this is the first time someone’s on the site, it seems like the main thing Wesleyan wants people to know, and it seems desperate. “This is why you should come here? You will have no obligations!” [And yes, I know that’s not what open curriculum actually means, but it comes off as that in the website.]

    Something should be added to that phrase or it shouldn’t be used.

  7. Anon

    I hate how one of the phrases on the front page says “Open curriculum.” If this is the first time someone’s on the site, it seems like the main thing Wesleyan wants people to know, and it seems desperate. “This is why you should come here? You will have no obligations!” [And yes, I know that’s not what open curriculum actually means, but it comes off as that in the website.]

    Something should be added to that phrase or it shouldn’t be used.

  8. Anon

    I don’t think admissions should be so front and center–it looks like we’re desperate.

    also the typefaces should be standardized.

  9. Anon

    I don’t think admissions should be so front and center–it looks like we’re desperate.

    also the typefaces should be standardized.

  10. chuck

    if this was the website two years ago i would not have even considered coming here. they have to change it.

  11. chuck

    if this was the website two years ago i would not have even considered coming here. they have to change it.

  12. Anonymous

    Do you contemplate infinity…for the fun of it? Yeah, I’m sure that’s what all those students in Mathematical Views and Newton to Einstein are doing.

  13. Anonymous

    Do you contemplate infinity…for the fun of it? Yeah, I’m sure that’s what all those students in Mathematical Views and Newton to Einstein are doing.

  14. braille

    wait wait, the “do you find patterns….. IN COMPLEXITY?” etc…. first acb poster, yes, that is the funniest thing i’ve seen all day

  15. braille

    wait wait, the “do you find patterns….. IN COMPLEXITY?” etc…. first acb poster, yes, that is the funniest thing i’ve seen all day

  16. braille

    the HUGE wesleyan banner across the bottom makes absolutely no sense to me. along the side, behind the text, vertically, ok…. just hanging out on the bottom all by itself?? stupid.

  17. braille

    the HUGE wesleyan banner across the bottom makes absolutely no sense to me. along the side, behind the text, vertically, ok…. just hanging out on the bottom all by itself?? stupid.

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