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Disclaimer – This article in no way suggests you turn your ‘eback’ on traditional textual content for your intranet. Words included in this article such as ‘carousel’ may encourage a fun theme park notion, leading the more impressionable among us to seek a ‘higher level of interaction’ and communicate to users through a series of brightly colored pictures only. While ultimately hilarious, this is not a wise idea. Think of it this way – just because your liturgical dance skills would put a mute Olympic ribbon-twirler to shame does not mean you should stop talking.
So to reiterate – great content is always going to be one of the most important factors in keeping intranet users engaged. That said, including exciting visuals and interactive functionality is another great way to enhance the overall user experience and push previously underrated intranet pages into the spotlight.
To set the scene – your boss has returned victorious from a phenomenally successful sales expo with a series of high resolution images so majestic and thought-provoking you will be fielding head-hunter calls from The National Geographic for months to come. They would like you to share them on the intranet, and have visualized them sliding smoothly/gracefully onto the screen.
With iD CMS, available in the latest version of iD, this is one request you can fulfill with ease using iD CMS’ HTML component.
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Note: This is one for the CSS-savvy (cascading style sheet) among us.
As any truly stylish individual will tell you – if you can catch them between latte’s, sample sales and Davidoff Slim’s – variety is the spice of life. Sure you have your basics – dependable, crowd-pleasing items that go with everything, but a truly fabulous wardrobe is one with much more than just black; it needs at least a few unique, standout show-stoppers.
iD CMS’s Formatted Text component is one such wardrobe.
The Formatted Text component enables authorized users to create page content using a WYSIWYG rich text editor. The WYSIWYG editor comes with a predefined set of styles and formatting options that authorized users can quickly and easily apply to their text. Cue a fabulous coat thrown over an otherwise dull outfit.
What you might not know is that this set of styles can be further customized and expanded to suit your particular needs – enter some highly sought after tailor. Text styles are all defined in the ‘Theme Style Sheet’; for now we’ll use one of our default themes – the lovely ‘Classic 3’ – to demonstrate how to make changes.
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Content Management aficionados and budding social butterflies, J.Boye, are at it again – holding another of their fantastic events next month in London. Peppered over several fabulous locations around the globe, J.Boye events have conquered what we have coined as the Triple I Effect – being interactive, informative and interesting.
This particular event – Intranets At Work – is aimed at helping intranet professionals push their corporate intranet to the next level, with some real-world insights from companies who have fought and won the internal communications battle.
Register now using discount code ‘intranetdashboard’ and receive 20% off your ticket. Spots are limited so get in quickly to avoid missing out.
When - 22nd Septmember, 2010
Where - Central London, Venue TBC
For more information, visit: http://www.jboye.com/
We can all agree there are few things more frustrating than getting lost. The fact that most of those things will actually only happen to you after you find yourself lost is even more incentive to stay on the straight and narrow.
Thankfully we live in the age of the GPS, and can have our route mapped out and even narrated to us by a gender of our choosing, in a soothing international accent. Your intranet users are not so lucky – they face navigating the online world without the help of their trusty Tom Tom.
Before this terrifying thought has you running back to a paper-based office, there are a number of easy ways to guide your users around your intranet with ease. Navigation comes in a number of forms such as Search, Bread Crumbs Bars, Quick Links, Navigation Bars, the list goes on…
For now let’s focus on Navigation Bars.
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We are currently in the process of upgrading a large number of our clients to our latest version – iD 3. As clients get to work with all the new functionality, they have offered us some great feedback:
“We love the iD-CMS tool. It is absolutely brilliant and one of our guys is well on his way with a new intranet design, which I must say is looking really brilliant.” – Mercy Health & Aged Care
“We are very excited as to the potential of what we can do!” – Coleman & Greig
It’s great to see clients enjoying the new version. If you are interested in upgrading please click here.
Join us for one of our famous FREE Lunch and Learn Showcases to see the latest version of Intranet DASHBOARD (iD).
• A brand, spanking new web CMS
• Powerful Enterprise Search engine
• Flexible, role-based security model
…and so much more!
Come along, ask questions, snack on sandwiches and find out exactly what iD can do for your business.
These events are always a hit so register now to avoid disappointment! Learn how you can implement an intranet for less than the cost of your morning coffee.*
Melbourne: 12.30pm – Wednesday 16 June, River Room, The Arts Centre, St Kilda Rd
Sydney: 12.30pm – Wednesday 23 June, Quay West Suites, The Rocks
For more details, or to register, go to www.intranetdashboard.com/seminars
*Create an intranet for as little as $2 per user per month
This month iD sponsored the J.Boye Conference in Philadelphia, USA. Lots of very inspiring conversation was enjoyed with some of the world’s leading intranet experts & guru’s, and we have returned with a suitcase of terrific ideas.
A major trend discussed at the J.Boye conference, was that the requirements of an intranet extend well beyond just what a CMS delivers, or what SharePoint offers.
The team at J.Boye blogged about this trend before the conference, analysts repeated the sentiment and vendors agreed.
Here at iD, we’ve always known this! iD is all about intranets and was created with only intranets in mind. As a vendor, our focus has always been about the bigger picture of delivering a holistic intranet and not just a CMS or just Doc Mgt or just a collaboration tool. Maybe we were ahead of our time…
The new version of Intranet DASHBOARD (iD) is now available! This exciting new version -iD3- includes an unprecedented level of new functionality and enhanced performance, making it easier than ever to create, deploy and manage a tailored intranet solution.
Including an all new content management system, flexible multi-tiered security model and powerful enterprise search engine all at no extra cost, iD 3 offers all the functionality of more complex bespoke systems, at a fraction of the price.
To trial iD 3, see our Tours and Demos page.
*As seen on BNET Australia
BNET Australia interviewed Connie Pandos, Director and co-founder of Intranet DASHBOARD (iD), to find out her take on how out of the box solutions such as iD stack up against bespoke systems such as SharePoint. Listen to the interview below.
‘BTalk’s Phil Dobbie discusses the benefits of Intranet DASHBOARD in comparison to the bespoke corporate intranet offerings of the past, with Connie Pandos.’
Intranet DASHBOARD would like to congratulate two of our clients, Shell and Lloyd’s TSB for winning Best Intranet Design and Best Intranet Content respectively, at the 2006 International Benchmarking Forum Intranet of the Year Awards in London.
Based on the IBF’s ongoing work to evaluate members’ intranets, the top 10 intranets were shortlisted in each of the award categories. These intranets were then put in front of a panel of judges made up of IBF members and IBF staff.
Paul Miller IBF founder and Chairman said, ‘We are publicly acknowledging the hard work and vision of our members. These high-performing intranets are indicative of a maturing in the intranet and portal field.’
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