To follow up with my previous post, here is my list of beautifully designed academic library websites, for your design inspiration:
- Yale University Library – just lovely.
- University of California at Berkeley Library – although it does seem rather scrunched up towards the top, it’s a very clean design.
- University of Virginia Library – which is nice until you scroll below the fold – it gets all wonky at the bottom of the page (and it’s not a FF vs. IE thing either, I checked…)
- Ohio University Libraries – I particularly like the way their color-coded “tabs” look
Yesterday, I read on Ubiquitous Librarian, that the Clemson Library website rates the highest for user satisfaction. I took a look at their website, and in terms of design it’s only rather meh, which got me thinking: can you have a really well-designed library website which is both beautiful and functional?