March 6th, 2006

tryandstopus

Website Feedback

For those interested in *ahem* offering constructive criticism of the new washington.edu website, you should apparently e-mail the Home Page Development Team at mediarel@u.washington.edu.

Some talking points:

  • It's too cluttered
  • It's set to take up the entire window (play with resizing it and watch what happens to the upper left - not very professional)
  • It's difficult to navigate

    You could, of course, also e-mail them to express your approval (and I assure you, that will be more effective than leaving a comment letting me know I'm an idiot)

    *****

    Edit: I just received the following e-mail in response to my comments; it may help to guide your feedback (and it also contains a mroe direct e-mail address).

    "Thanks for taking the time to comment on the new home page. Your input can help us make sure the page/site is the best that it can be.

    Our goal was to add content to the page to showcase the greatness of the university and its faculty, staff and students. (The old page, in contrast, was just a navigation tool, which many people used and liked.)

    Is there any content on the new page that interests you or any new navigation that helps? If you typically use the home page just for navigation to other parts of the site, does anything about the redesign make that easier/harder? Any other specific input you can offer will be of value as we move forward with improvements to the site.

    Gina Hills
    Web Editor
    University of Washington
    Media Relations and Communications
    ghills@u.washington.edu"
  • sbtb

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    From KOMO:

    Huskies' Roy Named Pac-10 Player Of The Year

    SEATTLE - Washington guard Brandon Roy capped a brilliant senior regular season Monday by being named the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year.

    Roy is the first Washington player to receive the honor since Christian Welp in 1986.

    With Roy leading the way, the 12th-ranked Huskies have won eight consecutive games and finished second in the Pac-10 regular season after a 70-67 win on Saturday at Arizona. Washington will have the No. 2 seed in the Pac-10 Conference tournament and will play either Washington State or Oregon in the quarterfinals.

    Roy averaged 19.6 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Huskies.




    That's really cool! w00t. Go Dawgs.

    (no subject)

    So, all these years i have been avoidng STAT 220/Soc 220 (they are interchangeable in the anthropology major). Am i remembering correctly that they've been one hour lectures at 8:30 in the morning? now soc 220 is a MWF 1.5 hour lecture. is there a new and exciting prof (god i hope). anyone in the SOC dept have any gossip? or am i just remembing the old time schedules wrong.
    MissBlu

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    Does anyone have a tape recorder with a microphone I could use to put together pieces of songs for my dance 101 final? It'd be greatly appreciated since we have to perform thursday morning and we have yet to edit our music into one peice for the actual performance. We can negotiate exchange...with limits!