The Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) at the University of Pittsburgh came to us to redesign their website. They wanted the new site to be more in keeping with the visual look of other Pitt websites, and to be easier for them to update and manage.
Pitt’s Web group provides a template that departments and research centers can use in developing websites, with university logos and colors plus other nice design features to help adhere to the school’s visual identity. We used this template as our base, and we added formatting tools and elements that would better suit the content that CIRCL wanted to include in its site.
CIRCL conducts online seminars (“webinars”) that present the work of its researchers, and the team wanted to invite website visitors to comment on the archived webinars. For this we set up a blog, in which each post includes a summary of the webinar, links to research summaries and other relevant info, and an archive of the presentation, and visitors can comment on these posts.
To see the site in action, please visit www.circl.pitt.edu.