MARAC website face lift

This post was submitted by Liz Caringola on behalf of the MARAC Web Team. The members of the MARAC Web Team are:

Liz Caringola, University of Maryland, College Park
Christy Fic, Shippensburg University
Anastasia Matijkiw, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Don Sailer, Dickinson College

The MARAC website recently underwent a facelift. The Web Team has been working behind the scenes for the last year to make this change possible. We think that the cleaner design and improved features make the website easier to use. We hope you like it and find it easier to use, too.

Besides the design, here are the highlights of what’s new to the website:

Screenshot of the new MARAC website
Screenshot of the new MARAC website.

Banner image and link to upcoming conferences on the Home page. Did you know that the Upcoming Conferences page is the most visited page on the MARAC website? Now you can get there directly from the Home page. The background banner is an image from our next conference’s host city and will change after every conference.

Streamlined navigation menu. We’ve cut down on the number of links in the navigation menu and reorganized them, so that you can find what you’re looking for faster. But if the navigation menu still doesn’t do it for you, you can use the…

Search box. Yes, we finally have a search box!

The website will look good on any size screen. Try looking at the website on your tablet or phone (or just shrink the size of your browser window if you’re on a desktop or laptop).

Mobile View
Mobile view.

Social media icons. These icons link to MARAC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, so you can easily connect with MARAC on social media.

New social media icons link to MARAC_s Twitter and Facebook pages.
New social media icons link to MARAC’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Although the new design is online, our work isn’t finished. Over the next few months, the Web Team will continue to work on cleaning up old pages and outdated content. After the fall conference, we’ll also begin working on some upgrades to the backend of the website, and though you won’t see them, these changes will allow our administrator Sara to do her job more efficiently.

If you have any feedback on the new website design, or notice anything that isn’t working, please contact the MARAC Web Team at maracwebteam@gmail.com.

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