Glad you like One-Pager.
The free template is meant as a starting point - indeed library sites all
need to be different.
A Drupal version of it is nearly complete.
Stay tuned for that.
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 6:49 AM, Junior Tidal <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> I like the onepager design a lot and I'm waiting for InFlux to develop a
> Drupal version. I'd like to do a test-drive and do a usability test,
> because I think simple designs go a long way.
> I like your approach Sean; that is, to design around what's being used the
> most. I've found that our users don't go more than a couple levels deep
> into the site, and they do most of what they need to do on the homepage.
> Junior Tidal
> Assistant Professor
> Web Services and Multimedia Librarian
> New York City College of Technology, CUNY
> 300 Jay Street, Rm A434
> Brooklyn, NY 11201
> >>> Sean Hannan <[log in to unmask]> 5/10/2012 5:53 PM >>>
> There's this thing: http://influx.us/onepager
> But I don't really believe in it.
> I know the library world is full of people that think that we're unique
> snowflakes, but at least in my case (for library websites) I find that to
> true. This is based on a number of factors: how librarians instruct
> patrons, analytics data, faculty database preferences.
> I look at some academic library websites and see the things that they
> highlight and I know that our patrons here have zero interest in that.
> In fact, our new website (beta heresies:
> http://testsh.mse.jhu.edu/newwebsite) is minimizing the amount of content
> much as possible. Instructional content is in LibGuides, databases are in
> Xerxes/metalib, catalog is Blacklight. There's really no reason for us to
> pull our users deeper into the site when everything they want is somewhere
> else. The website will then become a facilitator rather than a collector.
> That's the approach that's going to work for us; I can see a number of
> institutions where that would be horrifying and wrong.
> Collect some data (clicktracking data in particular) and find out where
> users are going and what content is being used. Design around that.
> On 5/10/12 5:41 PM, "Patrick Berry" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > So, there are a gajillion and one design pattern libraries out
> > anybody come across a set of design patterns focused on library web
> > Thanks,
> > Pat
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