Preview our New Website

Over the course of the last year, Temple University developed new graphic standards for stationery and publications, and new branding and navigation standards for Temple websites.

During the past summer we prepared a new University Libraries website in order to incorporate the new University standards and to improve navigability and content.

We encourage all users to preview the new website which is slated to go live and replace the current website on Friday, Augst 25, in order to be up at the start of the fall semester.

Our prototype site is located at http://brodei.lib.temple.edu:8080 

Library staff will continue to re-assess and work on the site after it becomes live. We intend in particular to look at use patterns, conduct useability testing, and continue to gather and consider comments from users and library staff. So we encourage you to review the site, begin to work with it, and consider what works and what might be improved or added.

Comments about the redesign should go to: web@library.temple.edu

Jonathan LeBreton,
Senior Associate University Librarian

2 thoughts on “Preview our New Website

  1. The front page of the new website is very nice — I know that some people have had trouble with that requirement to hover the cursor over the main title to get to the lists in “find articles” etc.
    HOWEVER — for those of us without wide-screen monitors (which includes, I think, everyone in my department for the office computer, and my own at home), the pages such as “all articles” are wider than the regular screen, making it necessary to use the horizontal bar at the bottom of the page to see what’s in the right-hand column. This will be a real nuisance if it has to be done on a regular basis for all of the sub-screens. Can the horizontal dimension be adjusted?

  2. I presume you’ve already realized that as of Saturday morning, the new home page is displayed when you enter but that the type is massive in the main headings, and the subheadings appear only when the cursor is held over the spot they should be, and then in a pale yellow.
    (I use the library home page as my home page, so I can’t help seeing this when I boot up)

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