ZDNet's redesign: A walkthrough

Welcome to our spring ZDNet refresh where we've cleaned up a bit, organized around topics and gussied up the place.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Welcome to our spring ZDNet refresh where we've cleaned up a bit, organized around topics and gussied up the place.

As you go through the site, there are a few notable changes. Among them:

Navigation: Previously we focused on content types---blogs, video, whitepapers etc. Those buckets are still there, but downplayed. Instead, we organized around topics based on popular categories, internal data and editorial insights about where the industry is headed. Our blogs along with our library of whitepapers and other resources feed these dynamic topic pages. Of course, each blog continues to have its own door. The general idea is to give you more ways to get to the content you want. Each topic can be subscribed to as an email alert or RSS feed just as you would a blog. Dressed up blog pages: The biggest changes to the blog door include a summary of the post on the left and a refined sharing bar. Talkbacks should be easier to follow now: Talkbacks---even the ones handing me my keister---are the secret sauce of the ZDNet, where content can be a full contact sport. We've made a few choices that should make the banter easier to follow, and to engage with your professional peers on these important business technology topics.

Note: When submitting a Talkback comment, it's possible -- depending on your browser settings -- that you will receive a "permission denied" message. The fix: Log out of the site, and log back in. Alternatedly, clearing your browser's cache will solve the problem. We apologize for this one-time inconvenience.

Reviews will make the big stuff more obvious: The reviews door is more of a showcase for our best assets: Coverage from Andrew Nusca, Matthew Miller and the gang as well as screenshots from experts like Ed Bott.

Showcasing our resource library: We have the largest whitepaper library around and the redesign is aimed at showcasing trending topics better. We'll be developing more features around our directory going forward on ZDNet and TechRepublic.

The aforementioned items are a few of the highlights. There's also a gallery walking through the changes.

Walkthrough: A little Spring refresh on ZDNet

We look forward to your feedback as we tweak going forward, as we strive to make this your primary source for market leading news and analysis in business technology.

As usual, thanks for reading and interacting with ZDNet.



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