We came through for Big Blue!
Millikin University’s new website does more than look beautiful. It performs beautifully.
For a small school in Decatur, Illinois, Millikin University had big plans for its new website. They wanted a site that would showcase one of the school’s main assets – the spectacular campus. With its stately stone buildings and long, green lawns, Millikin is the quintessential university setting. The site also had to be a touch point for prospective students and a showcase for the university’s “Performance Learning” approach to education. The KWALL team took on the project with the goal of going beyond Millikin’s expectations. And we succeeded.
Millikin’s old site didn’t reflect the culture and personality of the university. It was flat and informational. So we started with a homepage that was designed to visually blow away visitors. The huge slide show dominates the page and features exciting videos that jump off the screen. The graphics and type are clean and contemporary. They invite the visitor to explore and learn more.
It was also important to focus on the school’s academic excellence. So we created a unique way to display areas of study that are matched to students’ interests. Flexibility and control were also critically important. The new site gives stakeholders the ability to customize pages without writing code. It’s a “paint-by-numbers” approach that makes it simple to add slideshows and change banner graphics.
The Big Blue of Millikin University set the bar high for our tech wizards and designers. We’re happy to say, they cleared it with ease. We can come through for your university, too. Just give us a call and we’ll get started.