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To whom it may concern:

I am an alumnus amd a current graduate student at Villanova. I have also worked as a Software Quality Assurance professional for 3 years, and I would like to offer some criticism of the new website design.

1) Registering is a pain. I registered and it did not sign me in after I completed registering! And when I went to sign in with the user name and password I was given, it told me that it didn’t recognize me. Ridiculously frustrating.

2) Who is designing and creating this web site? The layout is confusing — Login and registration should be higher on the left navigation bar if you are not going to let people read the paper without registering first.

3) Please put the classifieds online. This would be so useful to students seeking housing, looking for jobs, etc. Plus, it would increase the value to consumers for placing a classified ad in the Villanovan.

4) Put some more color on the site. Maybe a picture on the front page – a link to a webcam at the Oreo — something, something visually interesting. Right now it looks as bland as most of the VU student body seems. Unless that’s what you’re going for…

Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like some help with making the design a little more user friendly. It’s a great effort, but it looks like a corporate website, rather than what it is – a media website.

Sincerely, Megan MurphyClass of 1996 (91F)