Redesigns / Websites

Redesigns 2011: UAB Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope at the University of Alabama-Birmingham recently redesigned their home page and migrated to a new WordPress CMS.

Production Manager Bill Neville writes:

We were able to migrate content from two old sites, including one that we had used for years originally created by some students in Murray, Ky. at the Pacer Times and another aggregator site we created a few years ago in WordPress.

During the migration, we were also able to preserve all of our Google indexing so there are virtually no broken links or 404s from our archive of stories

Here’s the new site:

Here’s a screenshot from archive.org from June, 2011:

The navigation on the new site is definitely less confusing, and there’s more white space all around. Also, more graphics in prominent position.

If your college news organization has redesigned their website, send me an e-mail (see the left-side rail for the address) or comment on one of these posts, which are archived under the category Redesigns.

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