HOMEPAGE

Portal to all other pages in website

    • Member Login/Register
    • Direct Link to New/Popular Articles
    • Search Box
    • Content Highlights
    • Poll
    • Featured Student (member of Social Network)
    • Flash-based “Barker” rotating 4 articles or promotions
    • Banner Ad areas
  • Article Page
    • Headline
    • Subheadline
    • Author
    • Photo
    • Photo Credit (if needed)
    • Article Copy
    • External Web Links (if any)
    • Related Articles Link(s)
    • Rating (out of 5 stars) (login Required)
    • Comment Form (Login Required to post)
    • Posted Ratings and Comments from Members
    • “Email this Article to a Friend” Link
    • Add to Favorites

COLLEGE SEARCH PAGES

  • College Search Results
    • Thumbnail
    • Link to Detail Page
    • Location
    • Region
    • Description
    • Sorting ability
    • “Add to Favorites” Option
      • Ability to add note
      • Date added data entered
    • Limit number of results shown per page
    • Ability to refine search
    • “Quick Look” popover to view college summary
      • College Name
      • Location
      • Summary Information
      • Link to “View Detail Profile”
      • Link to “Add to Favorites”
      • Link to “Email a friend”
      • Link to view location on map
  • College/University Detail Page
    • Overview
    • Profile Data/Statistics
      • Name
      • Location
      • Number of Students, etc.
      • Admissions Contact Information (email, phone, etc.)
    • Editorial Evaluation (e.g. recommendations)
    • List of Majors
    • Similar Colleges
    • Recently Viewed Colleges
    • Map (Draggable Google Maps)
    • Directions Button/Link
    • Add to Favorites/List
    • “Email a Friend” Link
    • Back to Results Page Link
    • Thumbnail images to swap out of main image
    • Ability to magnify photos of college

EVENTS PAGE

  • Calendar Page
    • Search box to search Events Calendar
      • “From Date” and “To Date” Fields to search date range
      • Editable Categories including:
        • Open House
        • Testing
        • Informational Session
        • Financial Aid
        • Scholarship Deadline
        • Holiday
        • Birthdays (personal to members)
    • Toggle View as List or View with AJAX updating
    • Link to Event Details
      • Event Detail Page
        • Date
        • Time
        • Contact Info
        • Expire Date
        • Category of Event Type
        • Flag Event as expired/unappropriate
        • “Email to Friend” Link
        • Comments
        • Post Comments Link
    • Links to External Websites

RESOURCES PAGES

  • List of links to External Website resources
  • Financial Aid Resources
  • Checklists (e.g. financial aids documents, application process, etc.)
    • Ability to send to a friend
    • Ability to Save to Favorites
    • Ability to add to Events
  • Guides (e.g. how to review a financial aid package)
    • Ability to send to a friend
    • Ability to Save to Favorites
    • Ability to add to Events
  • Templates (e.g. recommendation letters, cover letters, etc.)
    Ability to send to a friend

    • Ability to Save to Favorites
    • Ability to add to Events
      • Add deadline
      • Add reminders
    • Ability to download as doc or .pdf file.

COMMUNITY PAGES

  • Groups
    • Find Groups to Join
    • View Group’s Discussion Topics
    • Group Messages
    • Group Events/Calendar
    • Join a Group
    • View Group Member list
  • Forums
    • Posting and Replying to Topics
    • Adding Topic to Favorites
    • Creating New Topics
  • View Members/Friends
    • View Profile
    • Invite to be added as a Friend
    • Send Message
  • Tags
    • Popular keyword listed
    • List of links to all pages with tag

MY PAGES

  • Member Page (Draggable Module Blocks)
    • Username/Handle
    • Photo
    • Blog/Messages
    • Personal Headline (e.g. “Harvard or bust”)
    • Personal Statement (Paragraph)
    • Messages
    • Favorite Colleges
    • Article headlines
    • Flag Button for members to flag inappropriate content
    • Edit Member Page
      • Name
      • Address
      • Email
      • Email Notification Preferences (Opt-in/Opt-out of newsletters, etc.)
      • Edit Text Content
      • Upload New Photos
      • Flag Content as Public/Private
    • Favourites (with notes and dates)
      • Articles
      • Resources
      • Colleges
    • My Friends
      • List of Friends online
    • My Groups with membership
      • List of Groups of which member is a part
    • My Calendar (list of events tagged)
      • List of events tagged by user

LOGIN

Omnipresent link on all pages

  • Option to “Remember Me”
  • Option for retrieving Lost Password
  • Link to Registration Page
  • Once Logged in, user is take to page they just viewed

REGISTRATION

Omnipresent link on all pages

  • Required Member Information
    • Name
    • Email (entered twice)
    • Desired website username
    • Password (entered twice)
    • Age
    • Opt-in Information for Newsletters/Email Communication
  • Optional Information (can be filled in at a later date)
    • Address
    • Phone
    • Date of Graduation
    • School (s)
    • Areas of Interest
  • After filling out form user is invited to fill out the rest of their website profile
  • User Confirms Registration on Social Network via Email

SEARCH

Omnipresent on all pages at top of screen

    • Advanced Search
      • Search by Category
        • Colleges/University
        • Articles
        • Calendar/Events
        • Resources
        • Community (message boards, members, etc.)
        • By Date
        • By Region
        • By Field of Interest
        • Keywords to include/exclude
    • Search Results Page
      • Sort Results Option
      • Edit Search Criteria Box
      • “New Search” Option

STORE

No Banners in this section

  • Main Page lists Top Sellers
  • Main Page also lists any discounts, promotions available
  • Products separated in to category pages (software, books, gear, etc.)
  • Product detail pages shows
    • Item Name
    • Description
    • Price
    • Specs (e.x. platform, number of pages, weight, etc.)
    • “Add to cart” button
    • “Add to cart and proceed to checkout” button
    • List of similar products
    • List of recently viewed products
    • Email a Friend Button
    • Product reviews by Social Network Members
    • Comment Box to post a review of product
    • Star Rating

SHOPPING CART

  • Checkout progress (e.g. “Step 1-2-3-4”)
  • Login and Registration required
  • Email sent as order confirmation