Comments on: Get It Done http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Darryl http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9947 Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:28:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9947 Thank you and keep up the great work!

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By: Jeffrey levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9946 Mon, 15 Sep 2008 22:08:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9946 We’ve heard your requests and it’s coming back. :)

It’s going to be on the “More popular resources” page: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/resource.htm

But may I also suggest that you bookmark it directly?
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/recentadditions.htm

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By: Darryl Luscombe http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9945 Mon, 15 Sep 2008 21:13:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9945 The new design looks great! But I do have to echo the recommendation for the return of the “Recent Additions” link. This is (was?) always my first point of call on the EPA homepage to catch up on major releases of information, oftentimes from areas of the site that I don’t necessarily visit regularly. So please accept another vote for its return to the new look EPA website…

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By: jlevy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9944 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 19:26:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9944 Hi Mike.

Thanks for letting us know the recent additions page is useful to you. It’s not actually all that clear that many people use it, and it’s a good bit of work to keep it current. So we’re evaluating whether to add it back, and your comment is good input to that decision.

There’s a link “contact us” at the bottom left of every page (the old home page had one at the bottom, too). Over on the right side of that page is a link to report problems or suggestions. We used to have a form for any kind of contact, but what we found was that the overwhelming majority of messages we received were questions or comments about EPA in general, not specific issues with the Web site.

However, I can imagine that during this initial launch period, it’s more likely people will want to comment on the new design, so we’ll add a link over on the left to make it more obvious.

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By: Mike Hebert http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9943 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:20:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9943 I notice that EPA has revamped their homepage. I have two adverse comments, but first, on the positive side, the new epa homepage looks pretty…

now for the bad news:

1) Where is the “Recent Additions” link?!?!?! – I check this EVERY WORKING DAY to see if there are any pertinent items I should focus on.

2) Where is the “Contact the webmaster” link for just this kind of feedback?!?!?!?!

For that matter – EVERY major webpage for an office or work group should have a working “recent updates” link.

Duh!

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By: Jim Pike http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9942 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:38:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9942 At last – an EPA web that looks like it was not designed by straight men.

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9941 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 21:50:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9941 Update: it seems like the page loading problems are local, based on additional testing with the folks who were having trouble and the fact that we’ve received many comments via email that didn’t mention any page loading problems.

If you’re reading this and do run into trouble loading our home page, please try reinstalling Flash and see whether that fixes it. If not, please leave a comment and leave your email address; we won’t publish it, but I’ll contact you.

Thanks again!

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9940 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 21:47:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9940 Thanks for alerting us and for working with me to figure out what’s going on. Based on your results, those of Candy below, and another person, I’m pretty sure it’s something local on your computer related to the Flash player. Please ask tech support to reinstall Flash and let me know vial email whether that fixes it. Thanks!

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9939 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 21:46:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9939 Thanks for alerting us and for working with me late today to figure out what’s going on. Together, we figured out it’s something local on your computer related to the Flash player. Thanks!

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/09/get-it-done/#comment-9938 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 17:59:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=342#comment-9938 Thanks much for the comments, folks! A totally new design will take some getting used to, no doubt. The idea is that our new approach will make it more intuitive for most people than the old design, but simply changing it means our experienced visitors need to learn their way around.

The design should be 100% accessible. Please use the form on our sneak preview site to let us know if you run into trouble.

I’m not sure what to say about the site never connecting. It seems to be working for others. I wonder whether there’s just a network hiccup that wasn’t related to the new design? If you continue to have difficulty connecting, please let us know on the sneak preview page.

For those frustrated by load times, I hope the improvements in navigation and usability will help you, and that it’ll get faster as you come back because of caching. The new design is “heavier” in terms of total page load, but we wanted to use modern design elements to get as much info as possible into the home page.

For anyone using Lotus Notes to access the site, I suspect you’re within EPA. I highly recommend using another browser, like EPA’s internal standard browser, IE, or Firefox. The Notes browser is notoriously bad about following Web standards. We’ve tested the site in Windows IE 6 and 7 and Firefox, and Safari and Firefox on a Mac, and it works fine in all of those.

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