McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

New brand for Mac, new look for the FHS web site

Published: August 13, 2007

Today the Faculty of Health Sciences launches a new design for its website which will allow more dynamic opportunities.

The design also reflects McMaster University’s new branding, a look that will be used across the University’s websites and publications. All web pages will use the same colours, text fonts and similar layouts. The width of the pages has been increased to make better use of higher resolution monitors popular today, with larger images to make graphic content more prominent.

A new feature on the Faculty of Health Sciences overview web site is a site index that cross-references pages so readers may find information more easily. Improvements have also been made to site navigation.

"As we develop the website, our readers will see more dynamic content, interactivity, audio and video content," said Susan Emigh, director of public relations for the Faculty. "We want the Faculty's website to be intuitive to all its readers, who come to it from a wide range of perspectives."

The Faculty's webmaster, Brian Hamister, has launched the new site, and he is assisting departments across the University in adapting their sites.

"This is not just a new face on old content, as the new site encompasses the latest design methodology that will position us to provide content in ways that were not previously possible," said Hamister. "It's been said: ‘Design is how it works.’ That's true here, and both content and the layout of content will be more flexible and easy to change."

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