Designing a fresh digital direction

Contemporary Design For A Heritage University

Aberystwyth University approached Roundhouse Digital with the objective of creating a more approachable and modern website, targeted primarily at prospective students but appealing to a broad range of audience groups. We created an evolutionary design by moving away from a tight box layout, and developed design components which work well in combination to make the site feel more professional and contemporary; which sat on their version of the TERMINALFOUR CMS.

Aberystwyth University website on an iPad
Aberystwyth University students studying outdoors

Comprehensive Content Management System

Our design maximises potential by using the latest front end techniques, but also acts sympathetically to the existing content types. The result is a site which feels modern and user-friendly, with clear calls to action and logically structured content. Course pages have been transformed, bringing life to the pages which highlight the rich educational experience on offer to students.

Aberystwyth University website on a laptop
Aberystwyth University students at the seaside

Honing The Strengths Of The University

Our aim was to make the site feel warm and friendly, and to focus on teaching excellence. As a University awarded for recognising environmental beauty and the strengths of the community, we highlighted these aspects with the use of strong typographical infographics and high quality photography. An additional consideration was ensuring our designs would work effectively with Welsh language.

Screenshot of Aberystwyth University website menu in welsh