Content-rich Subpage

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Content-rich Subpage

Content-rich Subpage

9 Responses to “Content-rich Subpage”

  1. I am not sure if this is exactly the correct forum, but I did want to point out that as my two Duke undergrads went through the application process, the name of the web based portion of tracking their application status (The Big “D”) received a fair amount of entertaining commentary from their fellow high school students. I found it a bit amusing, but perhaps since a redesign is in the works, this moniker choice has an opportunity to be revisited if desired. Thanks for all of your great work on this prominent face of the University.

  2. Hi John -

    Thanks for bringing that to our attention! The Duke Undergraduate Admissions website is not part of this re-design, but I will be sure to let them know of your concern.

  3. Yay! says:

    I like it! :)

  4. Van Nilla says:

    How does new site look and work on iPhone and similar MIDs? I have not tried it on one myself.

    In that vein, other sites have a nice little “Text-only” button for those tired of flash.

    I thought maybe the Accessibility link would take me to some simplified page, maybe suitable also for blind, or others with disability. But it goes to so I see no link to an alternative simpler, possibly text only, but certainly something nice on small format screen of an iphone. Did I miss it among the flash?

  5. Ben Riseling says:

    Van Nilla,

    Great questions. Regarding your mobile device question we have several different options. Anyone using an iPhone or any wireless device that allows for “pinchable browsing” has the option to view the site as they would on a browser. There is also a link to Duke’s two mobile options in the footer of every page on the site. offers a, pardon the pun, “vanilla” mobile version of the site which works in most mobile devices. It also has a link to download the Duke iPhone app for a richer mobile experience.

    Regarding accessibility issues we labored over whether the footer link to our Accessibility site would be misconstrued as a source for all accessibility standards for the web site or for Duke. It is in fact the latter, a site that details exactly how Duke makes its academics available to students, faculty and staff. In the end, this is a core mission of every university so we felt this link was appropriate. The site was placed through rigorous usability testing to adhere to accessibility standards. If you turn off javascript on your browser of choice you will still be able to navigate through all essential content and services on the site. We’ve actually not placed any Flash scripting on any of the pages until you get to the special Spotlights sections which serve streaming Flash movies. The site as a whole was also developed using standards-compliant CSS which works well not only with braile readers but also for overall site efficiency.

    Turn off javascript, do a little browsing and let us know what you think.

  6. Great insight. I agree completely

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  8. satrap says:

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  9. Hey.

    Thanks so much for the nice infos here.

    Sub pages are so important for the sites especially when you want to relate the main page with the sub one.