I'll chime in!
I took a brief look at it yesterday, and my thought was, just like the old
site, it doesn't make it easy to find individual departments. For instance,
I had a devil of a time finding the Controller's site to get Travel
Authorization documents this week. I need these once in a blue moon, but it
would be nice to have an easy way to at least drill down to get to where I
needed to be. It seems like the site is more oriented toward outsiders and
academic interests right now.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Gorentz" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:37 PM
Subject: [MSUNAG] New web site comments
> 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
> 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!"
> John Gorentz
> W.K. Kellogg Biological Station