Smashing Magazine Features Moore Website Among Best of College Sites

For Immediate Release
April 8, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) Smashing Magazine, a news source covering the latest trends and techniques in web development, named among the best of university and college websites nationwide.

Smashing praised the website for its “bold graphics and a textured background that makes the site stand out.” Moore’s website was designed by Paragraph, Inc. of Philadelphia.

Moore is featured in the “art and design institution” section of the magazine, alongside other AICAD schools including Corcoran College of Art & Design, Ringling College of Art & Design, Ontario College of Art & Design, California College of the Arts and Emily Carr University of Art & Design. AICAD, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, is a consortium of 36 leading art schools in the United States.

According to Smashing’s website, “College and university websites have a lot of roles to fill. They need to provide information for prospective students (both new and transfer), parents of students and prospective students, current students, and alumni. In many cases, they’re also the gateway to the school’s intranet and the public face for both academics and athletics. They often need to include reams of information in a way that makes everything easy to find. It’s a huge challenge.”

Moore College of Art & Design is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Pennsylvania State Council of Education (PSCE) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA formerly known as FIDER).

Click here to read the full article on Smashing Magazine's website.


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

April 6, 2010
Smashing Magazine, a news source covering the latest trends and techniques in web development, named Moore's website among the best of university and college websites nationwide.

Published on April 8th, 2010