University says its collective mindset toward progressive technology speaks to a positive, growing trend in higher ed.

CSULB-website-accessibilityCalifornia State University, Long Beach (CSULB) today announced its recent launch of a redesigned website, with capabilities that signal a shift in higher ed  from being limited by the status quo to proactively seeking to meet students’ wants and needs when it comes to their digital presence, says the University.

Accessed more than 500,00 times a month, the CSULB website is one of the most visited sites in all of Long Beach, says CSULB.

The impetus for the redesign was to make the higher-ed experience more accessible for students and prospective students, and to embrace flexible technology that can grow alongside the university and its evolving needs.

In order to accomplish these goals, the new site was built with responsive design, meaning it automatically scales to fit a variety of devices—desktop, tablet or smart phone. Other changes include a makeover of the homepage design, a new content management system, accessibility compliance, a digital style guide and multiple language feature. The homepages for the Shark Lab, University Art Museum and the 49er Bookstore were redone as well.

 (Next page: The tech behind the website and the importance of accessibility)

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.

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