Geosciences Launch Mobile-friendly Accessible Website

Monday, Sep 30, 2019

On September 19, 2019 the Department of Geosciences (GEO) at Princeton University launched a new website (geosciences.princeton.edu) that is mobile-ready and provides new accessible features. The upgrade was part of a four-year, University-wide initiative to make websites available on all devices and more accessible for visitors with disabilities.  Behind the team of Princeton’s Web Development Services (WDS) were developers, content planners, web designers, theming and usability experts, and trainers utilizing the new Princeton Site Builder (PSB) template system.

Within the department, there were efforts to provide a wider audience with an easier way to learn about our research and teaching activities within climate science, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, and paleoclimate.  The new website also highlights the much-admired student photograph field trip gallery that does not slow down browser’s load time. GEO faculty were looking forward to seeing the breakdown of research tracks, links to research laboratories on their display pages, and a way for both graduate and undergraduate Alumni to network. Current seminars and other activities are now enhanced with a better events calendar.  The site will continue to stream Geosciences news, premiering a faculty spotlight and other research-related news.

We welcome your feedback; please email Georgette Chalker at gchalker@princeton.edu using “web feedback” in the subject line. The department is very pleased with the outcome of its new website and wants to thank everyone that participated in its creation.