Last week MLA rolled out its new website. The old site was long overdue for an update, and this new site is a bit of a change. As with all new site changes, the new version is going to take some getting used to. MLA wants your thoughts https://www.mlanet.org/about/mlanet_update.html on the new website.
What are some of the “show stopper” issues or missing information.
What is a “show stopper?” A show stopper is a fundamental problem with a website that makes it or important parts of it totally unusable. Some examples with this site are:
- Browser compatibility problems – While it is difficult to design down to IE 7 (which unfortunately many hospitals still have) there seems to be some other problems regarding how it displays with Firefox on Macs.
- The Forgot Password link doesn’t work. You click on it and you go nowhere. This aspect is of getting your password is unusable.
Now MLA does know about the browser compatibility problems and the Forgot Password link, so you don’t have to report those again.
What kind of information is missing? Please remember we can’t have everything on the front page (and we probably already have to much there now) but are there links or other bits of information that you use that you can’t find?For example:
- The link to the MLA webinar on systematic reviews was missing.
- The link to the MLA 14 program planner was missing.
MLA has since fixed these two missing links….but are there others that they don’t know about?
Please look at the website https://www.mlanet.org/ and notify MLA of any problems or thoughts at email@example.com
IF you can remember try and also list the problems on the comments on this website. The list in the comments isn’t meant to dissuade anyone from reporting something that somebody else found (by all means if you think it is important that MLA knows about it, tell them) I just thought it might be helpful to have an unofficial list of issues so that others can learn from what was found.