Thursday, December 15, 2005

Another expert not following what he preaches?

I think Gerry McGovern has a lot of good things to say. In fact I was quite impressed by the majority of his book content critical.

But he has recently revised his website a bit and has made one of the crucial errors of poor web design - unneeded or irrelevant images.

For those who have never visited his site before it used to be the same without all those ad style images (still pretty ugly but at least focusing on his content). Now it seems full of poor marketing slogans and silly images.

Another example of an 'expert' simply not practicing what he preaches?


Friday, December 09, 2005

Intranet Review Toolkit released

The Intranet Review Toolkit is a great new development from the good folks at Step Two Designs with some support from the IA Institute.

James from Step Two says the tookit is designed to:

"To help intranet managers assess the state of their own intranets, to identify potential improvements, and to build a stronger business case for further intranet improvement.

To help the intranet community as a whole define and refine the concept of the "best practice" intranet, and to provide a basis for constructive discussion and consideration. "
The toolkit is released under an open licence which means you can use it for free!

I think the tookit is a great first step in developing an industry definition of "best practice" for intranets as explained by James above.

It is also great to see that content guidelines and standards are well covered.

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