Fantastic MBTA.com Redesign

Those of you who have lived in the Boston area might have visited MBTA.com for information on traveling into and around Boston. I found the site a bit hard to navigate. (Side note: the wayback archive archived the frontpage an average of more than once per day in 2005.)

The site was redesigned over the last several months, and tested with end users. All this work seems to have paid off, because the new site rocks. XHTML, CSS, color-themed web site sections, navigation menus defined in lists, subtle transparency in the navigation dropdowns, an interactive street map tied in to Google Maps? Awesome stuff.

The only quibbles I have are the existance of navigation bullet alt text (which will be rendered in Lynx, read in JAWS, and displayed on mouse hover in IE) and broken images in the foreign-language translated.

Update: The navigation bullet alt text has been fixed, and the foreign language versions use the new site layout. (1/31/07)

I’ve love to hear about some of the work that went on behind the scenes, and how user feedback contributed to the design and development of the site.

Congratulations to the entire team!

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