JHU home page gets a fresh new look

Visitors to Johns Hopkins University's website are seeing something different these days.

A new and improved JHU.edu, the first redesign for the university website since 2009, debuted at the end of April.

The new site is designed to make important information easier to find and to do a better job telling university stories. Its features include a simplified menu and more powerful search function, a new searchable and sortable database of JHU's more than 200 academic programs, and a design created to look great on any device, including tablets and mobile devices.

In planning and developing the new JHU.edu, members of the redesign team sought feedback from staff, faculty members, students, parents of students, alumni, and others. They also analyzed data about how visitors use the website and conducted user testing to fine-tune site features and functions.

The team will continue to collect feedback after the site's launch date and will make changes aimed at improving the site and the experience of its users.