March 1, 2012

The ultimate, ultra-simple, real, authentic, University website homepage wireframe concept

I had this idea a few years ago, but I believe it still holds true today. University websites try so hard to be everything for everyone. Not wanting to make anyone unhappy with a site makes it unfortunately more complicated. This wireframe may seem too idealistic, but when you think about it, this is what all higher education homepages are trying to accomplish.

March 6, 2012: Visits, feedback, and discussion about this post have been numerous. I appreciate the responses and interest in this abstract theory. Obviously, it is a humorous illustration based on real truths. By request, I am working on a follow up post to explain how I came up with this concept. Thank you for your support.

April 13, 2012: The follow up post to this article is now available. Thank you for your feedback and discussion. Please read about how “Your .edu Website is Too Complicated.