By Adam Wasserman – Naming your intranet gives it a personality and broader appeal.
By Toby Ward - The top 20 most popular websites on the planet are all portals, search engines, and social media sites: Google is #1, followed by Facebook and YouTube (source: Alexa.com). Scattered conspicuously amongst the top 100 websites are a few, rare corporate websites:
by Toby Ward - No one said it was going to be easy. The intranet is not a website.
Can't find what you need? This is a classic symptom of a faulty intranet information architecture. Fixing this problem varies from organization to organization, but always involves using simple vocabulary, showing the "big picture", being clear, and picking the right design for your information architecture. The end result is better navigation and usability, and a significant improvement in how quickly users can access the information they need.
In theory, SMBs are better positioned than large corporations to survive by embracing change. Small equals nimble, goes the hypothesis, which allows the company to evolve rapidly in response to ever shifting opportunities or threats.
It is the first thing people think to change; the first thing people notice; the first thing people complain about; and it is the last thing that should be changed - website design.
Every building starts with a blueprint, an architect’s vision of the structure. The blueprint organizes space to ensure that its purpose is met – the number of rooms and bathrooms are all taken into account along with doorways, windows, hallways and electrical outlets. Without the blueprint, critical items would get missed or may not fit, and the integrity of the building would be compromised.
If you only have one quarter of the time it takes you to blink to create a good impression - what are you going to do? Find out the best practices in design and a standardized approach to strategically designing your website.
Is your website organized and designed for your audiences to achieve the results that they want and you need?