I'm going to post some comments about MSU's new web site here. I'd use the on-line form for providing feedback, but that form insists on my providing a ranking of a whole bunch of things before it'll let me submit my comments. I hardly ever participate in doing rankings on surveys like that. They're not going to provide the recipients with useful information, so why should I waste my time on them? It hurts my head to try to squeeze my opinions into a 1-5 ranking. And besides, I didn't even have opinions on all the items that form asks about.
My comment is based on a look at the home page only. The following is what I tried to submit before I saw that the form wasn't going to cooperate:
I don't think users with visual difficulties are going to like the way the menu on the left overlaps the text. I use IE6 SP1 with the accessibility feature, "Ignore font sizes...". I use this option because most web pages use fonts that are too small for comfort. I've taken a screen shot of the results and have put it on my personal web site for you to look at. It's at http://www.johngorentz.com/pix/msupage.jpg
There were no such problems with the old web page.
I like the color scheme on the old one better, too. After all, it's supposed to be "Go Green! Go White!", not "Go Green! Go Grey!"
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station