Interesting discussion leading to some great ideas, folks. There
might be a few ways to approach this on ufl.edu/colleges that will
both address the concerns brought up today and improve the
information architecture overall. For instance, there are natural
groupings that are more helpful than a default flat alpha listing --
especially for a list of less than 20. This is something we will
Also, the points raised about search engines are right on target and
can't be emphasized enough.
Design iteration (often sparked by discussions like this) is what
will continue to strengthen our Web presence. Thanks for the
thoughtful and good spirited discourse.
On Sep 28, 2006, at 3:08 PM, Horne, James A. wrote:
> As a compromise I suggest it would be very easy to include the
> organizational hierarchy on the below linked page, denoting which
> colleges are associated within each major organizational unit and link
> to that major unit if there is a web presence, no?
> Thank you,
> Jim Horne
> IT Senior
> Web Administration
> University of Florida
> Department of Medicine
> Box 103594
> mailto:[log in to unmask]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UF Web types [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Allen S. Rout
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 2:46 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Health Science Center Web Presence
>>> On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:32:42 -0400, "Horne, James A."
> <[log in to unmask]> said:
>> One would think a major UF organizational unit, such as The Health
>> Science Center with 6 colleges, and especially a unit with a Vice
>> President, would have a prominent link from the main UF page.
> EVERYONE wants a link on the home page. That's Rule Number One.
> We can probably just posit a chorus of "Me, Too!" rising from the
> as a whole.
> Having watched ufl.edu evolve since it was bikini, I can say that our
> web presence is profoundly enhanced by unity of artisitic vision and
> lack of committe-driven placement by momentary political prominence.
> Take a look.
> the History section.
> Some of the previous designs had.... (ahem) pervasive committe input.
> We are so drastically better off now.
> is a list of major UF organizations.
> We can't stick that list everywhere, and as soon as one of them
> gets on
> the Home Page, we're in status-infighting hell.
> So, let's try not to do that, please?
> - Allen S. Rout
> - Mark Hasn't Paid Me Anything.