MACON — Mercer University’s new Admissions Web site, GoMercer.com, has already earned a major award, barely one month into its existence. The Web site earned Third Wave Digital, which designed and implemented the new Undergraduate Admissions site in close coordination with the Mercer Web Task Force, a Best in Class award in the category of universities Web sites from the Interactive Media Awards on Oct. 27.
The Best in Class honor recognizes that the GoMercer.com Web site surpasses the standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The judging consisted of various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. To receive this award, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area — an achievement only a fraction of sites submitted internationally in the IMA competition earn each year.
GoMercer.com, which went live on Oct. 2, earned a total score of 485 out of 500 possible points on the rankings scale, including 96 in design, 97 for content, 95 for feature functionality, 97 for usability and 100 in standards compliance and compatibility.
About the Awards:
The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in Web site design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards, establishes the judging system and provides the judges for the competition.
About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.