Redesigned with You in Mind: IS&T Unveils Its Responsive Website
The URL is the same – http://ist.mit.edu – but IS&T’s website has been redesigned from the ground up. It’s now equally responsive to users and their devices.
At Your Service
IS&T provides a wide range of IT services to the MIT community – so wide that searching for services hasn’t always been intuitive. In the redesigned web site, categories, content, and cross references have all been defined by community members.
The result is a new Service Catalog, available from the IS&T home page under the Our Services section. There are a few ways to access this catalog.
• Hover over Our Services to see a mega menu of the most popular categories – from Accounts & Passwords to Web, Data and Servers. Once you choose a category, you’re presented with a bulleted list of services.
• Click on Our Services and three tab options let you view IS&T services by category, in an A-to-Z list, or by audience (affiliates, faculty, staff, and students).
• Type a keyword or words in the search field to get results from both the IS&T web site and the Knowledge Base (formerly known as Hermes).
Each IS&T service now has its own page with a standard format that includes summary information, who the service is available to, benefits, key features, requirements, getting started, and contact information.
By Popular Demand
The IS&T home page features the department’s most popular offerings front and center. There are five color-coded main sections, with hover (mega menu) or click options:
Getting Started with IT
Software and Hardware
Directly below these are the Get Help section and a seasonal section with timely content, such as Get Software at the start of a semester.
Scroll down and you can quickly click to get your annual certificate for secure web services at MIT. You can also view the Top 5 Q&As from the Knowledge Base, the status of campuswide services, and training options.
The home page wraps up with the latest IS&T headlines and calendar highlights.
The IS&T web site has been redesigned with MIT users in mind – a responsiveness that’s even tailored to the computer or device you’re using. The website displays a user-friendly format on any device, whether you’re browsing on a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet like the iPad or Kindle Fire, or a mobile phone.
You can see a quick demonstration of this responsiveness when you view the website on a desktop computer: as you narrow the browser window, the site moves from three columns to two columns, typical for a tablet, to one column, the optimal layout for mobile phones.
IS&T encourages you to explore its redesigned website from your office or home or while you’re out and about. If you have questions or comments, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.