The University of Texas Libraries has launched the beta version of a new website – with a fresh new look, better organization, clearer navigation and improved information about the resources and services that users need.
Highlights of the redesign include:
- Responsive design – the new site adjusts to the screen size of the user’s device.
- Efficient browsing and search – clearer language for navigation, and a house-cleaning that cuts down on the bloat of a 6,000+ page site will make use of the site more efficient.
- Expanded equipment pages – more information about creativity and productivity tools on hand for checkout or use onsite, with specs, access and availability information.
- Improved "hours" interface– up-to-date information on location and service hours available in multiple locations to make planning a visit easier.
- Sustainability – streamlined production process will result in constant improvements to the website based on user behavior and feedback.
The new website will be available in parallel to the legacy site through the remainder of the fall semester, accessible via a pop-up at lib.utexas.edu, followed by a full launch with expanded features — including “unified search” — in early January.