Hendrix Website Selected Finalist for Site of the Year

CONWAY, Ark. (October 12, 2012) - The Hendrix College website is one of five finalists in the 2012 Ektron Site of the Year Awards. 

The website, launched in spring 2012, was touted by Ektron, a content management service, as a model of responsive web design, is this article. The site executes different content queries based on the maximum width of a visitor's display. This responsive media-based query system, which is enabled by the Ektron Web Content Management platform, displays varying degrees of content for visitors reaching the site, regardless of device.

"Our goal has always been to build our website in a manner that makes it as easy as possible for our audience to find what interests them most, no matter what device they are using," said Jay Burling, director of web applications and a 2003 Hendrix graduate. "Our utilization of responsive web design in the new site is just the latest example of that."

Nearly 50 entries were nominated, from which 19 semi-finalists were selected. Final judging will be done by a panel that will include Ektron senior executives as well as Digital Content Technology Analyst and Synergy keynote speaker Scott Liewehr. The winning site will be announced during the Synergy Conference in Washington, D.C. in November. All five of the finalists will be showcased and acknowledged at the awards ceremony.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.