A new site, a new way to think about the Rotman web experience
Launch date: June 4th 2012! Designed to encourage people to navigate around and explore, this site works in an unconventional way. It is not a surprise then to find you seeking help. Here are some useful tips:
4 things you should know about Rotman's new site navigation:
1) Website navigation system:
You will notice there is no left or right navigation for you to click on, with a few exceptions. Rather than take up valuable real estate on our new site with left and right navigation, we decided instead to put all the menu options you need in the top banner. Mouse over the words: degrees>> professional development>> faculty and research>> connect>> and a large menu will drop down. Click on the options and off you go. This is called in web techie language an 'expanded nav state'. The best part is no matter where you are you can always turn to the expanded nav to get around. It looks like this:
2) Unusual homepage:
Homepages are usually packed with stuff. We didn't like that idea. Rather we thought it would be more fun to arrive at the Rotman site and be surprised and delighted by a series of generous photographs with various ways for you to explore. To move through the sequence of images, use your mouse and scroll up and down with the right hand scroll feature. Or use the dots to move from screen to screen. In web techie language this is called 'parallax scrolling'.
3) If you get lost, look at the breadcrumbs:
Breadcrumb navigation shows you the path within our website you have taken to get to the page you are currently on. Here is an example of breadcrumbs for someone looking for admissions criteria for the full-time MBA:
home> degrees> masters programs> full-time MBA> getting in> admissions criteria
If the breadcrumbs are underlined they are clickable and will take you back to your earlier pages.
4) If you are still lost, there is always the Back Button:
If you find yourself somewhere you did not expect and want to go back to where you were before, simply look to the top left hand corner of your browser and hit the arrow.
If after reading this you are still not sure how the site works, please contact the Computer Help Desk at 416-946-8787 or email email@example.com