[council] Redesigned ICANN.ORG launches today!

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Mon Feb 27 22:39:15 UTC 2012

Sent on behalf of Scott Pinzon

The redesign of ICANN.ORG <http://ICANN.ORG>  just went live today, 27 February.

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 extensive 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 Participation Committee)
 5.  Two public webinars requesting input and concerns

Some of the new features on the site include:

 *   All visitors can now move directly from ICANN's home page to your SO or AC 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 media integration to ICANN than we've 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 "tool tip."
 *   For the first time, ICANN's site can auto-detect when it is accessed via a mobile device such as a tablet or smart phone, and present a view speciically tailored for the visitor's type of device.
 *   On the home page's 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 on.

If you'd 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. We're far from done, but I hope you'll see the newly redesigned site as a significant improvement in making ICANN's work more understandable and inclusive.

Best Regards,

Scott Pinzon
Director of Marketing and Outreach

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