Web Communications and Services has implemented several small changes to the design of the USF home page. The design changes were pushed out to the live web site March 1, 2011.
There have been a few feedback questions about the changes, and about display issues in certain browsers. We encourage you to provide any and all feedback using the Web Feedback Form.
Comments have been largely positive, but several users have indicated that the changes look odd on their browser. This is in most cases a result of old style sheet data caught in the user's browser cache.
Please make sure you clear your browser cache if anything looks unusual in the new design. If you do not know how to do this, visit the WC+S blog and follow the instructions for your particular browser.
This latest round of design changes was intended to solve several issues with the home page's overall layout and bring the design more in keeping with the website's original structural concept. In addition, we wanted to give more prominence on the home page to social media and to search functionality.
Some of the key changes:
- Search moved to the top of the main menu to make it easier to locate
- Links to USF's main social media sites featured more prominently
- Login to USF Connect was altered to make it feel more geared specifically to the campus community
- Menu lengths were shortened to tighten up the presentation of the home page
- The USF News top story was moved upward to bring it closer to the box features.
Let us know what you think of the changes and what we can do to make the website easier to use.