NEED SOME DESIGN INSPIRATION or encouragement? Here are some well-designed sites and services I've noticed recently in libraries.
On a recent tour of libraries near Mexico City, I observed attractive, consistent signs throughout. They all use the same typeface and don't need supplementation with tacked-up printing paper. These signs are the product of a nationally centralized program.
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, KS, employs megamenus--a grouped listing of up to dozens of menu items--to aid patrons' discovery process. The menus appear as a big drop-down panel and reflect a site …