Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Te Ara - Encyclopedia of NZ has new look and revised IA
Te Ara - Encyclopedia of NZ
Te Ara - the seminal online encyclopedia of NZ, and one of my favorite reference tools, has a nice new look which includes a tweak to their information architecture. This gives them a lot more options in bringing features and topical content to the fore. In short, a definite move to a more useful editorial policy. Other improvements are explained on their blog, here.
I think it looks lovely!
On the blog, they are keen to point out that their theme/keyword based search/browse tool - they call it the browser- is still to hand. You just have to click the option and 'it jauntily slides down'
White gloves under manners
Jaunty it may be - I just like the notion that it is is finally under manners. I always thought it was such a pushy - in your face - little bugger and I hated the way it took up so much real estate while acting like some kind of 'move along' entrance commissionaire with epaulets and white gloves.