[NA-Discuss] Redesigned ICANN.ORG launches today!
staff at atlarge.icann.org
Mon Feb 27 23:38:44 UTC 2012
Sent on behalf of Scott Pinzon
The redesign of ICANN.ORG <http://ICANN.ORG <http://ICANN.ORG> > just went
live today, 27 February 2012.
The new information architecture arranges the resources that ICANN.ORG
offers in a more logical style. More than 38,000 pages and files were
carefully examined and migrated into the best locations, following
consultation with the ICANN community:
1. Nearly 300 responses to the site survey conducted by The Revere Group
2. More than two dozen in-depth interviews with SO and AC members
3. A series of live briefings (with Q&A) across two ICANN public meetings
4. At least three briefings to Board Directors (via the Public
5. Two public webinars requesting input and concerns
Some of the new features on the site include:
* All visitors can now move directly from ICANN¹s home page to your SO or
site in one click .
* The latest Board activity and the most recent topics open for Public
Comment now show on the home page.
* The new Planet ICANN feed mixes almost every RSS and Twitter feed from
ICANN in one ever-updating resource, providing a handy tool for monitoring
ICANN developments broadly.
* The new Stay Connected bar provides site visitors with easier social
integration to ICANN than we¹ve had before.
* Across HTML portions of the site (thus, not in PDFs), you can now hover
your cursor over that puzzling acronym, and what it stands for will pop up,
spelled out, as a ³tool tip.²
* For the first time, ICANN¹s site can auto-detect when it is accessed via
mobile device such as a tablet or smart phone, and present a view
speciically tailored for the visitor¹s type of device.
* On the home page¹s multi-lingual bar, you can click your chosen language
to immediately see an aggregation of all materials available in that
language. The most recent documents top the list.
Note that the changes affect, quite literally, ICANN.ORG, and not other
ICANN sites such as gnso.icann.org, alac.icann.org, the wiki sites, and so
If you¹d like to provide feedback or ask questions about the new look and
feel, please feel free to email communications at icann.org
Thanks also for your patience and support during the careful process that
has brought us to this milestone. We¹re far from done, but I hope you'll
the newly redesigned site as a significant improvement in making ICANN¹s
work more understandable and inclusive.
Director of Marketing and Outreach
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