After months of hard work, the Springfield Museums are proud to present our new website!
With over half of our visitors browsing the site on tablets and smart-phones, we decided that now is the time for a mobile-friendly redesign that will make it easier to find the information you’re looking for. Though our previous site could be viewed on mobile devices, it was not designed with that use in mind. As a result, visitors had to zoom in and out of different sections of the page in order to be able to read text or click on the right link.
With the new site, the layout of the page adapts to the user’s screen. On desktops, the information is spread so that the content can be browsed quickly. Images are displayed in a tidy grid, showing multiple pieces of information at once, or are shown in their full-size glory to better illustrate what’s going on at the Museums and allow you to see the amazing detail of our wonderfully varied collections objects.
Browse the site on your phone, and the content collapses into a simple single column that you can easily scroll through to find what you need. No more squinting, pinching, and zooming.
The outstanding collections of the Springfield Museums are now more accessible than ever. The collections are now a part of the main navigation of the site, and has been expanded beyond our previously available Currier & Ives collection to include objects from all four museums. You can browse by category and tag, or simply search for a keyword and see what matches!
The online collections now include high resolution images so you can see the full detail of the work that we care for. There’s also an option to leave comments or share your favorite items on Facebook and other social media networks.
What’s available online now is just a small sample of what’s in the collections at the Museums, and we’ll be adding more items continuously. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates.
We’ve also reorganized all of our information so you can more easily find what you’re looking for. Our newsletter subscribers took part in a “card sort” survey where they organized pages from the site into groups, giving us a good idea of where people expect to find things. We then used this information to structure the site, so that the information is where you expect it to be.
Let us know what you think! Leave us your feedback as you browse the site using the button on the left, or use the Comments button at the bottom of select pages. We’re excited to hear from you!