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Frequently asked questions


Will the site continue to be accessible to those who access the site using a modem? What about those using older computers and operating systems, such as visitors from overseas, or those with cell phones and other wireless devices?

Once it is coded, the new Web site will actually download faster than the current site for those using modems because the new site will provide large images and Flash animations only for those visiting via a broadband connection.

All other users will see mostly text-only content. Only a very few small images will be included, so the pages will load very quickly.

Most (97.13 percent) of our users visit via a broadband connection, and modem users make up only 2.87 percent of the total traffic to the site. Of that 2.87 percent, 74 percent come from Illinois (mostly from Urbana-Champaign); Missouri, 12.6 percent; New York, 2.45 percent; Indiana, 1.07 percent; South Carolina, 0.95 percent, Massachusetts, 0.54 percent; and Maharashtra, India, 0.43 percent.

Why are the orange and blue colors different than the colors on the current site?

While the new site uses the University-approved professional palette, a small army couldn't keep the "traditional" orange and blue of the bold palette off the home page of the new Web site!

The "traditional" orange and blue will appear in a number of places, but most prominently in the large images that fade in and out and in the "Here and Now: Images of Illinois" and the "Campus Highlights" sections. View the large images fading in and out (requires Flash player).

All of the orange looks more like a yellow or a gold on my monitor and the blue doesn't seem right, either

It's orange and blue, honest! There are yellow highlights at the end of the orange gradient.

  • Your monitor may need to be color-calibrated and/or otherwise adjusted. This includes colorimetric descriptions of its phosphors and the color temperature of its white point, among other factors, including the color gamut, color model, and color space.
  • Your monitor has been in use for some time (the phosphors in a monitor lose brightness as it ages).
  • Your monitor may be fine, but your ability to see true color is affected by many factors, including time of day and age. Please consult this information in The Eye Digest, published by the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

More information and resources regarding color (including a link to the Color Wiki) may be found on this International Color Consortium Web page: http://www.color.org/links2.xalter.

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