Usability Guidelines

Whenever possible The New School website will follow current best practices for website usability. Here are some of the usability standards that we are currently establishing.

Current guidelines (a growing list):

1. Use linked text rather than actual URLS. Do not underline the link.

Example:

Read the New School News newsletter

Not

Read the Weekly Observer newsletter at:
http://www.newschool.edu/news

2. Don't open new browser windows even for off-site links except for non-web documents such as pdfs and word documents.

3. When linking to non-web documents such as pdfs and word documents, add a note after the link so that the site visitor is not surprised by a download.

Example:

Read our Spring catalog (pdf)

4. Use the term "sign in" rather than "log in"