Session Title

Uglifying in Public: Website Design for Speed, Accessibility, and Staff Delight

Description

Uglifying, minifying, bootstrapping, prototyping, and guerilla testing: these are a few of the techniques we’ve used at the University of Minnesota Libraries to redesign our website. We redesigned our site to be responsive (so it works well on phones, tablets, desktops, etc.), to match our new discovery system, to improve accessibility, to significantly reduce page size and increase page speed, and we think we've done it without angering our users (or more remarkably, our staff). Join us for a discussion about why website speed matters and how prototyping in public helped us meet our redesign goals.

Start Date

20-3-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

20-3-2014 11:30 AM

 
Mar 20th, 10:30 AM Mar 20th, 11:30 AM

Uglifying in Public: Website Design for Speed, Accessibility, and Staff Delight

Uglifying, minifying, bootstrapping, prototyping, and guerilla testing: these are a few of the techniques we’ve used at the University of Minnesota Libraries to redesign our website. We redesigned our site to be responsive (so it works well on phones, tablets, desktops, etc.), to match our new discovery system, to improve accessibility, to significantly reduce page size and increase page speed, and we think we've done it without angering our users (or more remarkably, our staff). Join us for a discussion about why website speed matters and how prototyping in public helped us meet our redesign goals.