Summary: As a web designer an intranet company, the first question I typically receive after 'what do you do' is 'what is intranet?' So I've written this blog post to explain the difference between intranet design and website design. Often when I tell people I work for a company that makes intranets, they think I’m talking about internets. I’m not sure what they think we’re doing, but they’ll usually just smile and nod their heads. I’ll be honest with you, before I started working here I didn’t even know what an intranet was, and I consider myself tech-savvy. I figure I
Summary: When it comes to your intranet, the look and feel speak volumes to your employees! Get inspired with 3 of the best intranet designs and how to achieve them. The design of your intranet is the first thing employees notice, so it's a good idea to put some thought into it before diving in. The best intranet designs based their concept off of their company brand and style guidelines such as their online website. That way there is instant familiarity with the company brand, which helps to excel intranet adoption. But intranets aren't websites, therefore knowing where, and how,
Summary: Turn your intranet into a winter wonderland for the holidays with these 5 intranet design tips. Let’s face it, the holiday season isn’t the most productive time for employees (except for Intranet Connections, of course). There are so many things that preoccupy us at this time of year, whether it be finding that last minute gift or figuring how to get to work during snowmageddon. If employees aren’t on holidays yet, they’re counting their last days in the office, and your intranet engagement is most likely suffering. This means it’s the perfect time to give your engagement a boost
Summary: Build an IT knowledge database that employees will use in 3 easy steps including; adding necessary information, maintaining relevancy and promoting regularly. Many departments in your organization are frequently asked the same questions over and over. The solution? A dedicated knowledge database where departments can share their knowledge and reduce time spent answering repetitive questions.
Summary: The designs from your favorite websites can be applied to your intranet design. Read on to learn how! Some of the website designs from the ‘90s were so awful, they make me cringe. You know what I’m talking about, the sites full of Comic Sans font and animated GIFs? To think how far web design has come since then is pretty amazing. However, I have some bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that some of your intranets still look like those cringeworthy ‘90s websites. The good news, they don’t have to.
Summary: 3 tips for designing an effective intranet theme that boosts engagement and intranet adoption. Is your company’s intranet usage at an all-time low? Are you tired of looking at the same old, outdated intranet theme? Then it’s probably time to redesign your intranet theme!
Summary: 4 steps to rebrand your intranet from deciding on a new name and persona to redesigning your intranet. Change is scary, whether it be moving to a new city, starting a new job or even simply changing up your daily routine. While these changes can be scary, they are often the most rewarding. The same goes for changing your intranet.
Summary: Find the best intranet name for your organization using these top 3 ideas PLUS 15 real client examples such as; Dwight, The Watercooler and VERN. At Intranet Connections, we understand that getting an intranet is a very exciting time for your organization! What’s even more exciting is customizing your intranet so it’s an engaging space for your employees to gather resources, upload documents, keep up-to-date on company news, and learn about their colleagues. One of the key things we’ve noticed when it comes to driving intranet adoption is selecting a name for your intranet. To increase adoption and engagement rates,
Summary: The benefits of working on your intranet in a sandbox environment with tips to create your own. When working with customers in support, one of the common questions I am asked is “can I work on this within a sandbox environment?” The answer to this question is yes! Within the intranet, you can build out sub-sites and lock them down as necessary. The same principal applies to the idea of a sandbox environment.
Summary: 4 tips for building engaging intranet design themes, from understanding color to reflecting your brand’s image. When we think of intranet design it’s usually about things like usability, interfaces, structure and content. Often overlooked is the importance of a visually-appealing intranet design theme. It doesn’t have to be eye candy, but if your staff don’t like it, your intranet won’t reach its full potential. Content will be glossed over, engagement will suffer, and worse, some employees may just not use it altogether. Whether you’re the do-it-yourself type, or have the luxury of a graphic designer at your disposal, utilizing