At first glance, visitors to Metro’s website may not notice that some major changes have taken place to improve their user experience. Metro has updated its global navigation and overall site design to present information more clearly, no matter how you access metro.net.
Metro’s main website navigation appears atop of each page site. Now a much wider and larger menu will provide a tabbed presentation that enhances legibility with larger font sizes, clearer groupings and more hyperlinks to key customer pages.
- Go – provides information on how to use the Metro system;
- Grow – provides the latest information on projects in the works;
- Know – provides news information such as press releases, videos, the Source and El Pasajero; and
- Metro – provides the current Board of Directors, information for Metro Careers, and agency contact and department information.
Under the hood, updates to HTML/CSS code resulted in what is referred to as ‘responsive design’. These changes allow page designs to automatically resize to fit whatever device (desktop, smart phone or tablet) you view metro.net on. Historically, sites needed to create a text-only version, a mobile version to address each audience, resulting in multiple copies of the same information. Now, one size fits all.
More improvements to come
In the coming weeks, a website survey will be available on metro.net to gather customer input on current features and function as well as find out about new features you’d like to see onsite.