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Student Services Office

Screenshot of Student Services Director's Office website

The Student Services Director's Office wanted a website to provide quick, ready reference and essential contact information about all Student Services managed under the Director's portfolio.

The challenge was to create a website promoting the division’s corporate identity whilst adhering to the University of Otago website style guidelines. These guidelines involve; colours used, specific logo placement, and that 5-year-old browsers can access all information on the site.

Another goal was that staff/students needing Disabilities access and support were not impaired from using this site in any way. It was also important that 18+ other sites and pages could be easily found and accessed from this site, as well as many downloadable forms.

A first-time visitor to the site should have no problem finding specific information, and the website could not have a ‘cluttered’ appearance.

Junction Media has successfully designed a quick loading, attractive gateway site, which is easy to use and navigate for people of all abilities.

This site is highly accessible, with users of Netscape Navigator 4.7 (both Mac&Win) able to access all information and to view the site the way modern browsers can. Hence the decision was made to minimise animations and effects, so that older browsers had no difficulty in quickly loading the pages.

Due to the number of departments or services a user could select, we chose to present a full menu on the left hand side, that was always available, instead of drop down options. The optimised photographs in the top banner randomly rotate to create interest and to enrich the identity of Student Services.

This site now is now an important communication tool for all departments of the University to keep in touch with developments at the Student Services Office.

Our client is very satisfied with our web development and with the service quality we have provided. He and his staff are also happy with our quick turn-around to multiple enquiries and changes from different departments.

Visit the site: www.otago.ac.nz/studentservices/director