February 2, 2014 — The world’s leading facility for the care and study of lemurs just got a web facelift. It’s been ten months in the making, but we are pleased to announce the redesign of lemur.duke.edu.
Here’s why you should visit:
- In addition to a new layout and color scheme, visitors to the site will find more photos than ever by staff photographer David Haring. David has been documenting our lemurs for over 30 years, and his photos have been featured in many popular magazines, journal articles, calendars and other outlets. Browse the world’s largest collection of lemur photographs. You can even order some of David’s photos and other lemur merchandise online on our “Gift Shop” page.
- The redesigned site features a new navigation menu that lets you navigate quickly and easily to the information you need, whether you’re accessing the site from your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. To find your favorite species living at the Duke Lemur Center just click on “Meet the Lemurs.” The section entitled “Protect” describes the many things the Lemur Center is doing to protect lemurs and their habitat in the wild. Sign up for summer camps, workshops, and other educational programs for K-12 students under “Discover.” Looking for internships or volunteer opportunities for adults? You’ll find them under “Engage.”
- The research section of the site is packed with more info. Researchers can still propose research projects, request biological samples, find funding opportunities, and inquire about lab space and on-site housing. But now you can also meet our research collaborators, and learn about the latest news and publications for up to ten major research areas.
- The new “connect” feature makes staying up to date a little bit easier by combining our social media feeds – YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook — into one easy-to-read page. See all the latest photos, videos, news and more all in one place, without having to switch back and forth between applications.
Other things haven’t changed. You can still book a tour, plan your visit, or browse the gift shop under “visit.” And the home page still provides easy access to recent blog posts, upcoming events, and a donation section where you can make a donation online and learn about ways to give.
The site attracted more than 10,000 visitors in 2013, but that number is expected to grow considerably with the release of the upcoming IMAX movie “Island of Lemurs” this April.
Many thanks to Duke marketing and communications duo Denise Haviland and Blyth Morrell for helping us find our vision and connecting us with the expertise to carry it out. The new site was built and designed by North Carolina graphic designer/entrepreneur Tobias Rose and his web design team at Kompleks Creative.
Please take a tour of the new site and let us know what you think. If you have comments about our redesign let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org