Paving New Roads, Dalton State College receives turn-key web solution from Third Wave Digital

Posted on Aug 21, 2015

RoadRunners are alive and well in Dalton Georgia. Roadrunners study hard, they get involved, they cheer on their team.  Located in northern Georgia, this multifaceted institution’s web presence was due for a redraw.  Dalton State College commissioned Third Wave Digital to develop a website that accurately captured the unique experience of life at Dalton State. The newly redesigned boasts a responsive design, interactive campus map, campus calendar, student videos, and an admissions resource center. All these features are backed by Third Wave’s higher education Content Management System TWD.CMS and the site is securely hosted by TWD Host.

Third Wave began with re-sketching the outlines of the site; they worked closely with the staff at Dalton State to reassess the information architecture to create a more streamlined navigation experience.  Unnecessary pages were removed and Third Wave lent a hand (or 10) for content migration and page layout.

Third Wave not only designed a responsive website that is easy to consume by its users, but the administrators of the website benefit from the TWD.CMS Content Management system. Admins can quickly and easily make text changes to the home or interior pages and add new events to the campus calendar. More advanced functions include the ability to add or rename pages, and add additional administrators and assign them to specific sections to the site. Administrations can also take advantage of the advanced metadata entry options included in all pages.

Dalton State’s map got a major reboot courtesy of Third Wave’s Campus Map Solution. The interface built on Google Maps goes deep into key buildings on campus.  Users can see the kinds of services they will find in each building, pictures, walking trails, parking lots and even the nearest vending machine. Taking it a step further, prospective higher education students can easily get directions to campus from their current location using the GPS technology in their computer, tablet or mobile device.

The team at Dalton State College had a very specific vision for the admissions section of the website that Third Wave was able to bring to life. The Admissions Resource Center contains all the need to know information for future Roadrunners. Prospective students can watch videos developed by Third Wave Digital using the talented students from Dalton State or they can Apply, learn about majors; check their admissions status and more all from this responsive section.

The team at Dalton State had nothing but glowing words about the website redesign process, “Working with Carla Schwab and the Third Wave team has been a dream. They have walked beside us as our partners throughout the entire process, from their first presentation to ironing out the last wrinkle on our new website. The Third Wave team went out of its way to develop a site for us that fit beautifully into our culture. Their site is the ideal platform from which to display our content. It has been universally well received by everyone from our millennial learners to our persnickety faculty and administrators. The site is beautiful, engaging, and interactive; it has surpassed our every expectation. We could not recommend Third Wave Digital more enthusiastically.”

About Dalton State
As an institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State College offers targeted bachelor's degrees, a full range of associate's degrees and career certificate programs, and a wide variety of public service activities.  The College’s work is strengthened by partnerships between the College and Northwest Georgia businesses and industries, governments, and schools.

About Third Wave Digital
Third Wave Digital is a comprehensive web design firm specializing in online communications solutions for higher education institutions. We provide innovative website design & development, content management system development & support and complete web hosting services customized to fit your college or university's website redesign goals.
Third Wave Digital is headquartered in Macon, Georgia with satellite offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. For more information about Third Wave, call 888-578-7865, click ,, or e-mail to find out how our services can increase your college or university enrollment and engage students.

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