Nathan Bachert, Hardin-Simmons Webmaster has been hard at
work researching and developing a new dynamic design for the University’s
website. In September of 2014, Nathan attended a national conference with some
of the leading experts in web design. HSU’s new site will roll out in early
“The current website design was launched in November of 2011
and since that time there have been many changes in the field of web
development,” said Bachert. “Our goal at HSU is to keep up with technology and
best practices, including mobile first responsive design techniques.”
Research began months ago and will discover which areas of
the site need to be more easily accessible for particular audiences.
Recently, Hardin-Simmons students, faculty, staff and alumni
were asked to participate in a survey about their personal use of the
website. The reaction was overwhelming
with over 600 responses. The website
survey provided the opportunity to hear feedback from users to confirm the data
that has been collected using other tools, and allowed participants the
opportunity to comment about what areas of the site may need some improvement.
Hardin-Simmons thanks everyone who gave input and
participated, and we look forward to improving the website experience.