New Officially Launches

New Officially Launches

Release courtesy of Rob Bentley, Associate Athletics Communications Director, Ferris State University

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Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University Athletics officially unveiled its re-designed website on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Designed by its website provider, PrestoSports, the department's new site includes a host of features not found in the original, which originally debuted in August of 2009.  A sleek new design created to deliver the latest in Bulldog Athletics offers engaging ways for fans to interact with all Ferris State athletics programs and increased access to what fans want most on the homepage, including video, social media, audio, score updates and more.

New features in the redesigned and interactive site include the Bulldog Sports Network "ticker" that is anchored to the bottom of the user's screen, no matter which page is being viewed, several rotating areas for special announcements and pertinent tabs for social media, audio and video content.

"We hope Bulldog fans enjoy the new site and the unique features we've added," said Rob Bentley of the FSU Athletics Communications Office.  "We're excited to continue our partnership with PrestoSports and continue to help the Bulldog Nation find all the information they need in an interactive way."

The redesigned site has been configured in a way that nearly 100 percent of the pertinent information and navigational links on the main and sport landing pages are visible without having to use the vertical scroll bar.  Additionally, fans will find increased photo sizes across the new look.

An improved global navigation bar at the top of the page includes new drop-down menus while a redesigned social media bar can be found on the top right corner of the page.  Tabs for calendars, results, live events and standings can be found further down the page on the left hand side.

In a day and age where social media and video are prominent among sports coverage, PrestoSports has helped integrate these tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, in an easy-to-locate layout for Bulldog fans.

The relaunched features a unique design and a number of innovative features while putting athletics administrators in complete control of the look and content within the site. Some of the distinctive features implemented on the Bulldogs' improved online home include interactive statistics, video clips, rotating feature stories and links to Ferris State's social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Fans can also look forward to a fully functional mobile site that is compatible with any smart phone. The brilliant feature can be accessed on the lower left-hand side of the website or from any mobile browser.

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