The site improvements include features requested by TWCA members. Improvements like, simplifying Qualified Cultivars page and making it easier to find specific members. Enhancing the simple interface for users looking for drought tolerant turfgrasses to reduce the water demand of their landscape by 30%, is a consistent, current, and easy to use locator on the site tgwca.org. Clear icons make it easier than ever for end users to find the product they need, while putting the same map on multiple pages means it is never more than a click away!
An especially informational feature, the new TWCA Timeline puts a long scroll format timeline front and center. Not only does this highlight the incredible contribution of TWCA to sustainable landscapes but it also shows the dedication of the turf breeders and TWCA members to the consistent improvement of turfgrass.
Finally, rounding out the public nip/tuck, is cleaning up the menu bars and pages. By consolidating the Growing Green and Irrigation Calculator under the Home page the menu eliminates clutter and makes it easier for users to navigate to what they need.
Behind the scenes, for members, in the Members Only portion of the website, TWCA has added an area for scheduling webinars and distance learning opportunities, a downloadable version of the MWERLO calculator, and some new member benefits.
All together this update helps improve the usability of the site.
Jack Karlin is the Program Administrator for TWCA. His interest is in using policy and the built environment to create livable and sustainable communities.