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    Default Help us test revised MWO web design

    We are in the process of making some revisions to the MWO web design, and would appreciate your help in testing it out to ensure it works well across common web browsers.

    Here are two sample pages using the new design:
    Home page: http://www.mountwashington.org/sample.php
    Inside page: http://www.mountwashington.org/educa...ach/sample.php

    Please take a look at these pages and if anything looks out of place, please fill out this feedback form.

    The sample pages and feedback form will remain available until Monday, August 25th.

    Thank you!

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    Looks good to me.
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    Everything looks great

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    I checked them out using Firefox 3.0.1 and they looked fine. Also checked with IE 6 and IE 7 - worked fine. Behind a corporate firewall - fine.

    One thing to think about though is screen resolution. On my laptop I am running 1024 x 768 and the web pages just fit. If I have a monitor set for a smaller resolution size, the pages will not be viewable in the window. Or if I reduce the browser window size the web pages do not adjust and shift words so everything is still viewable.

    If I adjust the text size to be larger, then the page does not fit in the window.

    I understand red is now a key color for MWO. However, it is a color most web designers know to stay away from for navigation purposes - like the links on the left side. Most color blind people lose the ability to see red first. For them, key navigation will not be viewable.

    On a Windows Mobile 6 cell phone the home page is harder to deal with compared to the current production copy. The sponsor logos are fixed for the width of a computer screen and therefore do not change to be 2 lines of logos to be viewable on the cell phone. The observer comments are very hard to read because of the comment frame's scrolling. Several things do not line up well on the right side since the page is made up of elements of varying sizes.

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    FF3 and Safari on Mac both look fine
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    Additional feedback:

    Images do not all have text associated with them. A screen reader depends on this text to be able to read the page to a visually impaired person. For example the Yankee magazine link would not "appear" when using a screen reader since there is no associated text. The Observer's Comment picture's text is not helpful since it says to read the text below.

    There are tools to check web pages to be ADA compliant and look for these things.
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    I would be interested in folks' reaction to the two different logos - the one currently at the top of the forum and this new one.

    The forum is


    and the new one has the colors reversed.


    I find the forum version easier to see.
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    All the pages worked good for me too, and I still prefer the forum logo.
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    Brad - The missing alt text is a result of images that will be dynamically included but have place holders for now. As part of the final testing, S.508/etc will also be checked against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes View Post
    Brad - The missing alt text is a result of images that will be dynamically included but have place holders for now. As part of the final testing, S.508/etc will also be checked against.
    Cool - thanks.
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