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Mark Madigan <[log in to unmask]>
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5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars
Mon, 18 May 2015 13:37:55 -0400
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Cather archive swag, yeah!

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:04 PM, Andrew Jewell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear 5 Bank Streeters:
> After several months of work and testing, last Friday we released a
> complete redesign of the Willa Cather Archive (http://cather.unl.edu).
> This new look prioritizes comfortable reading and is meant,
> typographically, to evoke the design sensibilities Cather herself preferred
> for her works: wide margins, large type, and pleasing simplicity. The font
> is, in fact, an electronic font based on a typeface design by Rudolph
> Ruzicka, the designer of some of Cather's Knopf dust jackets and, most
> likely, her headstone.
> The redesigned site is also much more friendly for mobile devices. Last
> year, about 25% of all encounters with the Cather Archive were on mobile
> devices or tablets, and that number will only grow. I've used responsive
> web design technology so the site will make select design adjustments for
> users with smaller screens, adjustments that will make reading and
> navigating much more comfortable.
> Thanks goes to those who provided excellent feedback and advice during the
> redesign process, and I want to particularly thank Karin Dalziel, Emily
> Rau, Gabi Kirilloff, Caterina Bernardini, and Samantha Greenfield for their
> help.
> We hope you enjoy the redesigned site, and, as always, we welcome your
> feedback and suggestions.
> I'm looking forward to seeing many of you soon at the Cather Seminar, and
> I promise I'll have some nice Cather Archive swag for you to take home with
> you.
> Best,
> Andy Jewell
> --
> Andrew Jewell, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, University Libraries
> co-editor, *Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for
> Documentary Editing* (www.scholarlyediting.org)
> Editor, *Willa Cather Archive* (http://cather.unl.edu)
> 203S Love Library
> University of Nebraska-Lincoln
> Lincoln, NE  68588
> 402.472.5266
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