June 23, 2008
LSA Portal Redesign Comps
I'm several weeks late in posting this, but here are a number of comps for the upcoming redesign of the LSA portal.
Notable: the design is staying in the 800x600 browser space. The designers are going for some pixel perfect alignment, which is sure to break in many browsers. Text size is tiny and often low-contrast. Visual hierarchy is a bit strange, but I love the new use of color.
I asked the devs whether any focus groups with students, faculty, staff, alumni (especially elderly alumni!) were held, but I haven't got a response yet.
I also wonder if there has been a styleguide written in parallel to this redesign (I know my college certainly doesn't have one yet).
June 23, 2008 01:58 PM