Georgia State University’s website found at gsu.edu is a well-crafted digital space designed with a simple layout and easy to find main menus and tabs. Upon opening up to the home page of the site, the layout pattern is simple and easy to navigate through, and the colors are relatively neutral and basic because of the main use of white, blue, and grey. The site offers many tabs and links that will redirect its users to exactly where they need to go. At the top of the page there is a tab for each specific area that the school focuses on as well as links for alumni as well. The website has current news that is constantly updating as well as links to articles of interesting world news and news about the school itself as well. The site offers links to apply to the school on the opening homepage with easy to follow instructions as well as individual tabs for students and for faculty and staff. The Georgia State webpage also offers a link to the online map of the campus which includes a search bar in order for visitors to find buildings, offices, and whatever else they are looking for on the schools campus. This digital space has their contact information distinctly provided at the bottom of the sites home page as well as links to Georgia State University’s social media accounts accessible with just a click so that you can always be connected to the site digitally!
This part of the Georgia State web site is the coolest feature that the site offers. Upon scrolling to the very bottom of the sites home page, you will notice that this is where the schools contact information is located. Above the contact information and below the Georgia State University “G” emblem, there are icons for each social media account. If you hoover your mouse over each individual icon and click, the page will be automatically redirected to each individual social media account of Georgia State. This feature is very handy and quick to access.
One commonly known problem with many online sites is being able to navigate through the site and being able to find where the application link to the business, school, or any other type of organization is. However Georgia State’s web site has distinct clear links located in the middle of the home page that direct you to this image above. The application part to Georgia State’s web site is easy to find and has links as well as frequently asked questions to help navigate and make the application process much easier and user friendly!
The main opening page of the Georgia State University web site is always up to date with current news article headlines and links to interesting articles about Georgia State and various other topics as well. Scrolling down through the main web site page will lead you to this image of current news happenings around the world as well as new achievements and research that Georgia State University has been recognized for.
On the main gsu.edu web page there is a “Map” tab located at the very top of page, and when clicked you will be redirected to a large map of the whole campus of Georgia State University. There is also a search bar at the top of the map which can be used to find a particular area or building on campus. To test this feature of the map out, I searched up Urban Life Building and this map image of Urban Life along with a description of the building appeared on screen.
This is the image of the opening page of the Georgia State University web site which is accessible by gsu.edu. The opening page is very user friendly with eight different main tabs located at the top of the page which leads to each individual main menu. The site is open and easy to navigate to find what you are looking for. The very top of the page also has main menu tabs for student needs, faculty and staff needs, as well as a search bar to find exactly what you are looking for.