Website redesigns are a fact of life in higher education. And, that’s why our yearly Web Redesign Boot Camp webinar series (Feb 7-9, 2012) is always very well-attended as it provides practical tips and useful advice for web redesign projects in higher education as well as a good overview of the latest trends in our field.
Another great way to keep an eye on the state of web design in higher education is to follow EDU Checkup, Nick DeNardis’ video blog.
Every week or so, Nick selects a higher ed website, reviews and grades it. He has done it since October 2008 – and thus has reviewed hundreds of websites from universities and colleges.
Given the interest for the rankings of top higher ed websites by EDU Checkup scores I published last year, I’m sure you will all be interested in this new edition of the rankings by overall EDU Checkup score combining grades for visual, information and code.
After reviewing all the scores, I noticed that a few websites share the same score, which is why this “top 11″ list features 12 institutions in total.
So, here are the top 11 performers of the class from January to December 2011:
Planning or working on the web redesign of your higher ed website? Register for Web Redesign Boot Camp (Feb 7-9, 2012) to learn what you need to know.