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Topic: Intranets

  • Top 10 Intranet Trends of 2016

    June 5, 2016

    Hero images, carousels, fat footers, video, minimalist design, and responsive navigation, are among some of the top feature trends of the best intranets of 2016. We even see a revival of online help that’s actually helpful to employees exploring new features or attempting complex tasks.

    Design a Brilliant SharePoint Intranet

    February 21, 2016

    SharePoint requires install plus in-depth UX design and development. Forge strong relationship with SharePoint UX designers and developers for successful intranets. And take advice from winning teams who have made SharePoint an effective enterprise tool.

    10 Best Intranets of 2016

    January 10, 2016

    The winners of our 15th Intranet Design Annual impress us with their design prowess, content support, UX research, responsive design, modern visuals, and SharePoint pushed to its limits.

    Should Small Companies Have an Intranet?

    September 13, 2015

    An intranet can benefit small organizations if they have many remote employees, a high employee turnover, and low findability of company-related content.

    Content Migration Alone Is Not An Effective Content Strategy

    April 5, 2015

    While fairly popular, “lift and shift” is not a viable content strategy. It is a folly fueled by fear, limited resources, inexperience, and politics. There are better ways to ensure high-quality intranet content, and two award-winning designers offer their insights, proving that a bright attitude makes all the difference.

    10 Best Intranets of 2015

    January 4, 2015

    Intranet teams continue to grow, streamline processes, and produce innovative designs. Some feature trends include: responsive design, search filters, flat design, and megamenus.

    Quicklinks: Bad Label or Indicative of Usability Issues

    September 1, 2014

    A Quicklinks UI component often surfaces as a poor fix for addressing findability and discoverability issues on intranets. Acting as a catch-all for different types of links causes a separate set of issues. And Quicklinks is always a vague label.

    10 Best Intranets of 2014

    January 5, 2014

    Intranet team sizes continue to grow at a slow but steady pace, while smaller organizations are producing the best intranets. Focusing on Agile development and wireframing methods, intranet teams are completing design and deployment within much shorter timeframes.

    Mobile Intranet Design

    August 19, 2013

    Supporting field staff and mission-critical apps are core reasons to take enterprise computing mobile, but users also value access to news and internal social networks.

    Intranet Social Features

    March 2, 2013

    Employee collaboration and open communication are now business drivers in many companies, but social enterprise features are often poorly integrated with the rest of the intranet.

    10 Best Intranets of 2013

    January 6, 2013

    Winners of the Intranet Design Annual competition for 2013, with summaries of key intranet design trends. The number of people on intranet teams grew substantially compared to earlier years.

    Intranet Users Stuck at Low Productivity

    December 3, 2012

    Although intranet design is improving, it hasn't kept pace with increased complexity in enterprise requirements, so measured usability is down slightly.

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