UNLV.edu Redesign

On May 28, the Web Communications team launched UNLV’s redesigned homepage and top-level webpages.

With a lot of input from students, staff, and faculty, we have designed a site that is more visually appealing, easier to use, and does a better job of telling the UNLV story.

Thanks to those of you who have provided your thoughts and suggestions throughout the year-long process. Though we have launched the first phase of the redesign project, we still want more feedback from you. Good or bad, tell us what you think about the new design.

Goals of the Website Redesign

  • Aligned with Top Tier
  • Focus on prospective students as primary audience
  • Visual design that is consistent, aligns with the UNLV brand and helps convey the quality of UNLV
  • Improved user experience for all audiences
  • Content that helps us to tell the story of UNLV (News Center, social, video, photography)
  • Improved site search
  • Accessible to all
  • Mobile-friendly

Project Timeline

Phase 1

April 2015 to May 28, 2016

Phase 2

August 2016 through January 2017

Phase 3

February 2017 through April 2018

Next Steps

Phase 2: August 2016 through January 2017

  • Conversion of 225+ existing Web Communications-managed client sites to the new design
    • No content audits or restructuring will take place during this phase
    • New photos will be swapped in as needed
    • Client communication will occur about a month before conversion begins
  • The phase 2 schedule was prioritized by:
    • Colleges and schools
    • Student services/resources
    • Academic departments
    • Administrative departments and services
    • Centers and committees

Phase 3: February 2017 through April 2018

  • Evaluate content and information architecture of each client site
    • Web Communications will work with each unit to evaluate their website and implement recommended changes
  • Give each unit the ability to edit their own site’s content
    • Instead of filling out a web help request form for minor changes, units will now be able to make most content changes on their own
  • Develop training program for web content editors
    • Web Communications will develop a training program for web content editors that will include web accessibility, web writing and usability best practices
    • Training will be mandatory for those who wish to edit website content
50K
Pages on unlv.edu
2.5M
Pageviews per month on unlv.edu
225+
Client sites built and maintained by Web Communications
30%
Mobile traffic to unlv.edu

Find a bug? Have a question?

Comments on or problems with the new design should be submitted via our redesign feedback form.