Two of Columbia’s major websites have just received extreme makeovers – the SEAS site, whose color scheme and photo-of-new-dean remind visitors of Columbia College, and the Student Affairs site (shown above), which reminds the administration of its promise to render the entire Morningside Campus in 2D.
Major overhauls in PR are never taken lightly at Columbia, and dissenters to the new designs surely abound; however, both new websites feature several indisputable improvements over their previous versions. For example, they each employ a number of nifty animations – most notably, the Student Affairs homepage now features a fitting background of clouds traveling listlessly across the screen (the sky, of course, a ringing blue). And while it may take some getting used to, the sites are well-organized and easier to navigate than ever. So on behalf of our administrators and Brad Paisley, welcome to the future.