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University site mostly finished

December 15th, 2010 by Erick Beck

We’re putting the finishing touches on the new university site as we head into the holidays. While there are still a few minor tweeks, the content and layout is pretty much settled. Please take a chance and visit the site – it still isn’t too late to let us know what is missing or needs updating – http://www-dev.tamu.edu.

We still need to coordinate deployment with CIS, but the tentative plan is to publish in early January before the students return for the spring semester.

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2 Comments to University site mostly finished

  1. Here are a few suggestions for enhancing the user experience:

    1. Making the css color of the calendar events & news story modules darker, would help the ad buttons in the center column from seeming so like ADVERTISEMENTS.

    2. The news rotator is beautiful and would be more usable (by people actually reading the story teaser not just looking at the pretty pictures) by slowing transitions by 1 second. Add a visible pause button would be great! The mouseover to pause is good UX for advanced users, but for beginners a pause button would make the rotator more approachable, while not impairing the beauty at all.

    3. The search module needs a little more CSS design love; maybe just a border-top: 1px solid grey? I dunno, but it looks starkly web 1.0.

    The new homepage is a nice refresh! I can’t wait to see it roll out next week!

    Happy new year.

  2. Monty on January 3rd, 2011
  3. Depending exclusively on :hover event for usability impairs the experience of e-reader & tablet users. With these hotly popular website browsers–like the Apple iPad and the Barnes & Noble nook–it is not even possible to mouseover the rotator.

  4. Monty on January 3rd, 2011

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