In August 2009, the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and Information Technology Services initiated a joint project to enhance the university’s Web presence. Since that time, we have been working with stakeholders across campus to introduce a new set of Web designs for campus.
We are nearing some key milestones and want to make sure everyone is aware of the upcoming changes:
On Aug. 1, a new look and feel will become available in UT Direct. The availability and functionality of UT Direct services will not be affected, but most UT Direct services will take on a new appearance. To learn more about UT Direct and to take a sneak peek at the refreshed UT Direct design, visit http://utdirect.utexas.edu/utd_alpha/help/index.WBX.
In September a new utexas.edu mobile site will be released. This improved mobile site responds to new innovations in mobile technology and will provide enhanced content for Web-enabled mobile devices.
In early November the new www.utexas.edu core site will be released, including a new home page, new mission-based and audience-focused pages, and updated navigation and utilities.
Throughout the remainder of 2010 and 2011 we will be working with webmasters and stakeholders to distribute new design templates across campus, support the adoption of our new look and feel, and spread our revised Web branding across the university.