If you learned typing on a typewriter, you were taught to double space after a period. This was because typewriters used mono-spaced fonts like Courier with each letter and punctuation symbol the same width, meaning periods could be hard to distinguish… Continue reading
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Changes to the website happen all the time, but when moving a page from one directory to another or deleting a page altogether, you’ll want to know what other pages link to it, so you can be sure those link either continue to work, or are removed so th… Continue reading
New content continues to be added to the website. Recently completed sections include copyright and spaces. In addition to our existing style guide, a few additional principle are guiding how new content is put together and presented to the public. Continue reading
One of the most common tenets for creating library websites is to avoid library jargon. I’m not sure I agree with this completely; after all, no chemistry instructor would say his students would learn more if he avoided technical chemistry terms. Still, we can lessen confusion by using more common terminology when ever possible.
We are planning changes in the search tabs found on the library’s home page and each of the branch libraries’ home pages. The journals tab will be going away, and some day the Addison tab will disappear as well. Once Serials Solutions database management system is improved, we could lose the Databases tab as well.
So how are these tabs actually used? As expected, as you move right across the tabs, usage drops. And, as previously mentioned, a great deal of use in each tab is “incorrect”: people don’t search what the tab is designed for, resulting in poor or nonexistent results.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Acts, and university policy require our web pages to be accessible to users with visual, auditory, or mobility disabilities. Ensemble has features to help ensure accessibility, such… Continue reading
The Web Team has decided on major changes to the home page, to be implemented over the next several weeks, with some occurring after the semester ends in May. These changes will happen because the search form we call the Journal Title Database now incl… Continue reading