On the home page, navigation is segmented in four ways:
The Utility Navigation is located in the upper right of the page interface, and is available from every top-level page on Tech's Web site. These are resources that can be used to find people, places, and specific pages.
The Audience Navigation combines information, resources, and links into collections aimed at specific audiences. For instance, a prospective student would expect to find links to admission, financial aid, parking and more on the Prospective Students audience page. Audience navigation is presented on the home page as a row of drop down menus.
Below the page splash graphics and on the left of the page are the most commonly requested site locations that don't belong to a particular audience. These items are presented in list form throughout the site, and expand to reveal submenu items—when required—once a navigation item has been selected.
Once a user has selected an area within the Audience Navigation, the audience navigation disappears with the expectation that users will move beyond Tech's top-level site to pursue information more central to their immediate needs.
On all sub-pages (below the home page), the Content Navigation is available on the left side of the page.
Additionally, you can always return to the home page by clicking the Georgia Tech logotype in the upper left corner of the page. And below the page image montage, you can find a "crumb trail" that shows you the most direct path from the home page to the page that you're current viewing. Note that the Utility Navigation and Footer Navigation will always remain in their same locations.
As with any Web site, there comes an occasional need to contact the individuals responsible for the content or technical aspects of the site. The Contact Us link in the footer of every page leads to a form that allows you to direct correspondence to an appropriate administrator, who will attend to your inquiry in a timely fashion. It is important to emphasize that selecting a specific topic area (first item in the contact form) will greatly speed the response to your note. Technical concerns should be directed to the Site Administrator.
Like any large organization, Georgia Tech as amassed a sizeable campus "vernacular." To better clarify some of the terms and abbreviations that one may find throughout the Georgia Tech Web presence, a simple glossary of terms can be found in the Tech Lingo section.
The technical requirements of this site will cause problems for users who are not accessing the Web with a standards-compliant browser. The Georgia Tech Web presence was designed with fairly strict adherence to W3C specifications, and with accessibility in mind.
For optimum use, we recommend using a standards-compliant browser, that renders HTML and CSS according to W3C specifications. These browsers include, but are not limited to Netscape 7.2 and newer, Internet Explorer 5.5 and newer, Apple's Safari, and all builds of Mozilla. These browsers have passed quality assurance tests on all contemporary Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Mozilla is also available for Unix users, and Linux users can rely on Netscape, Mozilla, and Konqueror.