The College of Saint Rose is sporting a new look these days — at least on handheld devices. On February 16, the college’s mobile site went live, transforming its website into a responsive design that adapts to any screen size. Sanmita and College of Saint Rose collaborated on the site’s features, and Sanmita developed the responsive design and mobile site. The end result is a functional, streamlined and attractive mobile experience.
What’s particularly exciting for us is that the College of Saint Rose’s mobile site uses Sanmita’s Smart Filter plugin. Our plugin can virtually take any website and convert it to a responsive site. Our Smart Filter plugin works with any content management system (CMS) and can make a website responsive in about one-third the time that it would take to create an entirely new mobile website. If a client desires, Sanmita can implement the tool and also provide plugin hosting.
Sanmita has already helped major universities like Tulane University, Texas Wesleyan University, and the University of North Texas, Dallas with their mobile web strategies. Want to see how your school’s site would look on a smartphone, tablet and desktop computer? Try our complimentary responsive design testing tool.
For the College of Saint Rose project, Sanmita worked with the school’s existing website and CMS. Although we were unfamiliar with the school’s CMS, we successfully navigated the system with help from the college’s web team to build the new site. Our vast experience with higher education websites means we are up for challenges like this one.
Among the many new features on the College of Saint Rose mobile site, we’re particularly excited about the phone link to campus security. Mobile sites help students stay connected as they walk around campus, and it was a priority for College of Saint Rose administrators that students be able to easily reach campus security, if needed. The new mobile site features a prominent yellow box with the campus security phone number, which connects to the security staff with just one click.