In the fall of 2008 Cape Fear region voters overwhelmingly voted yes to enact a 146 million dollar bond that would allow Cape Fear Community College to build new classroom buildings and dramatically expand it’s capability to offer educational services to the region.
At that time I had created a brochure site to help promote the bond and the college. That site is still up, lurching through the internet in undead grotesqueness. It is un-updated, un-loved and you can see it here.
It needs to come down.
Today I launched the new CFCC home page redesign. The page was redesigned to provide more “real estate” and to make content and navigation more obvious and easy to access. A new section of content was added that will feature promotional “Blurbs”. The “Blurbs” will be promote special events, policy changes, new programs and important announcements that will be displayed temporarily on the home page.
The requests for “prominent” links to Apply Now and Schedule of Classes pages on the home page has prompted the usual response in the form of a question. Where? Where should I put these new page elements on a tiny island in a sea of hexi-decimal grey?
Well, how about more real estate. If you don’t have enough room, then take it. Kinda’ like Manifest Destiny for web pages. It is ordained that we shall expand.
My whiteboard has not had snarky drawings on it for a while now. It has been used for a more practical purpose, to list the array of projects I can choose from on a daily basis to work on.
To that end here are some project updates:
The UI for the Virtual Campus Tours. Is now much more than and PSD comp. The site is up on the server but it is not linked to anything and I’m certainly not promoting it. The hold up as usual is the content (or the lack there of). It’s just a matter of time but the video and 360 panoramas are in production.
The Virtual Campus Tours page will use a jQuery tab interface that will allow the user to switch between multiple views.
Several views will include interactive maps of the various campuses that will also feature text, images and additional flash objects. 360 photographs will also be included (either flash or quicktime). The vehicle of their inclusion is still up in the air.