DAU.mil users continue to submit feedback and suggest new features and elements for the site. We carefully consider all feedback and where feasible we incorporate these ideas into future upgrades. This week, we deployed a minor upgrade to the DAU.mil website that includes a number of user suggestions.
First, we changed the size of the image on the home page. The original size was visually striking, but it hid some important information and, depending on which device you’re using, caused extra page scrolling. Some of the info that the larger graphic pushed down the page included how to apply for and login to courses. With the latest update, we’ve put links to apply for a course and the course login in the top header of every page of the website, as well as in the Quick Links section, so you can’t miss it.
Second, when you visit the Tools or Communities pages, you can now simply press enter to filter your results versus having to click the "Apply Filters" button. While minor, it really improves the ease in which people find information. We’ve also added two additional filters to the Tools area – Tool Type and Tool Source, so that you can more quickly find tools you’d like to see.
Third, we’ve heard some great suggestions from users regarding the usability of our news and blogs pages, and we’ve also acted on that. On these pages you can now filter by year. You’ll also notice at the bottom of those pages – as well as at the bottom of every functional gateway blog page – we’ve implemented an “RSS Feed” link, in case you want to subscribe using your favorite RSS reader outside of DAU.mil.
Finally, something that we’ll talk about more next week, nearly all of our DAU Communities have launched on the new site. There’s a host of new ways for you to find information, share what you know, and talk to others in your field.
Please continue to use the feedback button at the bottom of each page and let us know what you think of the new DAU.mil. We do listen!
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