Last Thursday, White Whale, the Cali design firm that has toiled away for months now on the new websites for Middlebury and MIIS, unveiled it’s mock-ups for the new and improved Middlebury.edu.
You can view the rest of the screen shots over at the Web Makeover site.
Also, if you have about an hour to kill, you should watch the video from last week’s unveiling. It might help answer some questions/explain some of the features.
While the site definitely looks much chicer than it did in 1997, 1999, or 2001, I think users need to know a little bit more about functionality and geniunely new features before initial judgements are made.
The important thing right now, however, is to comment, praise, question and criticize. As of right now, the new site is pretty much just pictures and can still be altered. How do you like the design? The functionality? Is it representative of your perception of Midd? What features are missing? What do you want to see more of?
MiddBlog wants to know it all. (And, I’m assuming, so do the designers.) Join the discussion here or over on the Makeover site. Everything is welcome and appreciated.