Trojan 2.0 Website Project Overview

The Trojan website template is in the process of being updated site-wide. In addition, we are transferring static Web content that was previously placed into Portal back into the Trojan website as many of our end-users have expressed a need for content to remain publicly accessible.

For more information please review the following documents:

Here are several critical aspects of this project that all visitors need to be aware of when reviewing the website and providing feedback:


Trojan is not a marketing channel.

We plan to enhance the look and design of the new template beyond what is currently demonstrated but the primary role of trojan.troy.edu is to provide internal audiences, and some external audiences, with information. As a result the new template hosted on preview.troy.edu places an emphasis on navigation, search features and legibility.


Mobile support is a critical addition.

If you only view the website from a desktop browser then you are only testing half of the project. Mobile visitors typically account for 25%-30% of our visitors and this trend continues to increase on some of our websites. The order, placement and design of elements must be done in a specific way in order for those items to flow properly within both a desktop and mobile environment. For example, the tile buttons that are present on the current Hub page look great on a desktop but they did not transition well to a mobile device.


Template and Content are two distinct aspects of the final product.

The template is intentionally subtle, which includes the navigation menus, search elements and other common features shared across the pages. The content will become the real star of the show and it should not be overshadowed by template elements. If flashier elements are desired then these can be featured in the content areas.


Navigation menu overlaps are known and will be corrected.

In some sites, depending on the width of your browser window, you will see nav menu elements jump down to the next line and overlap areas such as the header. In order to provide a responsive website we must define the sections at which certain changes occur. . Unfortunately, due to browser differences and the likely addition of more menu elements, the process of adding each proper breakpoint is best done as a final step for after content has been migrated into a site's new template.


There are multiple feedback mechanisms.

The black "Feedback" button on the right side of the screen is a temporary feature. It provides visitors with the ability to capture a screenshot and send it with comments. This button will be removed in the near future.

There is standard a feedback form, which is the primary method for receiving feedback. This link is found in multiple areas of the templates.

Anyone preferring to provide direct feedback may also contact the Director of Web Services.

If you prefer to provide feedback anonymously (via the feedback form) please include as much information as possible. While vague statements are still appreciated they may not provide enough information to identify and address a problem or feature request.


Michael Foster
webarchitect@troy.edu
Director of Web Services
(334) 670-5851
Troy University Information Technology