We are lucky to have wonderful clients to work with, a number of whom are real champions of our product. They love their intranets, enjoy working with our Support Team and have openly shared their experiences using Intranet Connections with people considering using our software. This year, as a way of saying thank you to those clients who have taken time out of their busy lives to allow us to write case studies about their sites and provide feedback about our product, we sent them each a copy of James Robertson’s new book, Designing Intranets: Creating Sites That Work.

So why did we choose to send this book to our clients? Designing Intranets: Creating Sites That Work is a book dedicated to exploring intranet strategy and Robertson, with over 10 years of web content and intranet design experience under his belt, shares his knowledge with readers in a clear and concise manner. We felt that the subject matter of the book would be helpful in the daily tasks our clients face in managing their intranet and we hope they’ve found it to be as valuable and informative as we have.

The book was designed to be a how-to guide for building an intranet and includes techniques, methodologies and color screen shots of various intranet sites to provide readers with real-life examples of effective intranet design. Topics covered in the book include:

  • the importance of a good site design
  • common pitfalls teams often face when designing intranets
  • how to define the purpose, scope and strategy for the intranet
  • methodologies and step-by-step guides for designing an intranet that works well for staff
  • practical issues that teams should consider when designing an intranet

Designing Intranets is a one-of-a-kind intranet workbook and a great read for any intranet manager whether he or she is a seasoned intranet administrator or someone embarking on building their first intranet.

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