Apple revamps Education mini-site

iPad in Education (web screenshot 001)

Slowly but surely, Apple has been revamping sub-section by sub-section of its website to bring the visual language, navigation and overall design in line with the flattened and cleaned up iOS 7 look and feel.

We’ve just received a word that Apple has redesigned the Apple and Education mini-site with a much simpler navigation and layout that revolves around larger teaser images and less text.

The mini-site strives to provide resources for teachers and parents about how Apple products can help them educate their kids…

The new landing page (thanks Michael S.) seen top of post gets rid of the navigation bar in the upper right which provided access to the different sub-sections: iPad, Mac, iPod touch and iPhone, iTunes U, Profiles and Resources.

Each of these sub-sections is now linked from the landing page via a large image accompanied by a short blurb. Also, the web landing page now opens with Apple’s prominently placed mission statement on education:

We believe that technology has the power to transform the classroom. It can pave new ways of thinking. New ways of sparking ideas. Yet the foundation never changes: A dedication to learning that’s always been part of our DNA.

We’ve been proud to work alongside educators and students to reinvent what it means to teach and learn. And together we’re going things we never thought possible.

Nicely said.

I love the new design. Rather than cram up a bunch of testimonial videos on the front page like before, they’re now tucked under the Stories sub-section to de-clutter the landing page.

I’ve noticed the Special Education section has been reworked and cleaned up a bit.

Apple Education (Special)

“We believe that technology can provide great learning tools for all learning abilities,” says the blurb on this section. “Every Mac and iOS device comes standard with innovative accessibility features”.

Just a week ago, Apple prettified the iPad in Business mini-site.

The company has abandoned the old multi column-based appearance in favor of a simpler one-column approach that highlights the specific benefits of deploying Apple’s tablet in business, like paperless office, dynamic data reports, transaction processing and more.

The iPhone in Business mini-site and the iCloud Beta web interface have both recently received a similar visual makeover ahead of the impending iOS 7 release this Fall.