Because we wanted to give it every single other award, Career Services takes home the Golden Pinecone for the 2017 year. Its eye-catching graphics and great use of icons provide consistent branding throughout its entire site. Making good use of UM Brand colors and the flexibility of the Template, Career Services exemplifies what the University of Montana's web presence can and should be.
John Venters is constantly exploring all the template has to offer. He thinks outside the box and asks us difficult questions; questions that make us and the template better.
These pages are designed to promote the academic areas at the University of Montana and help visitors learn more about our offerings and drive traffic to the academic unit web sites. For the first time this year, the Great Owl Award was a People's Choice Award. By a wide margin, Theatre claims the most votes, and the Pinecone.
As a first time winner, School of Art takes the Aspen Award for their intuitive navigation structure, excellent user flow and content accessibility. The site provides concise content that is well structured and easy to read with thoughtfully crafted graphics and icons that provide consistent branding throughout.
The Avian Science Center makes use of great graphics, photography, and layout. The site-branded color scheme creates a site that is visually unique. This eye-catching site is a breath of fresh air.
By a large margin of 21 votes, College of Forestry & Conservation claims this year's People's Choice Award. We weren't suprised, considering almost everyone who comes to us for help tells us "We want our site to look like CFC!".
The newly redesigned College of Humanities and Sciences homepage features bold visuals, a cohesive design and branding, and a navigation structure that makes it the perfect gateway to the rest of the site.
For the second year in a row, Rachel Dierken takes home the Lorax. She rebuilt the entire Career Services site, and the finished product is visually stimulating, provides a smooth user experience and has consistent branding throughout. She is always a joy to work with and has helped immensely with other sites.
University Center takes the Fire Starter award for their innovative use of the template. Their interactive map highlights the Template's modular nature by embedding cool new features within our existing stucture.
The Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group has come a long way. They have added strong colors and visuals. By moving into the Ponderosa Template, they have opened up the possibility for even more improvement. In the last year, there has been a dramatic difference in appearance and usability of their new site.