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My five best intranet design ideas

I’ve been writing about Internal Communications for many years now, and have focussed on intranet best practices quite a bit in recent years. Here are five good ideas for designing and improving your current intranet:

Seven easy intranet
improvements to make this month
– with no financial outlay and just some common sense, you can improve your intranet pages now and forever more.

The disappearance of front page news –
how do your readers find your intranet news stories?
– ‘news archives’ are usually a poorly designed ‘black hole’ where stories go to die. How can we improve the archive’s usability?

The font size in your communications – Microsoft Word, emails and the intranet all have different default font sizes, and different font measurement scales.

Grab your reader by the eye balls – people ‘see’ the page before they read it. The secret is to have good layout with multiple locations for the eye to rest on and a flair with images.

One for external websites – Are you chasing PageRank and SEO? – Five things you can do to raise your external / customer facing website’s profile.

My latest nine intranet ideas to implement in about an hour each:

9 intranet ideas

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About Wedge

I’m Wedge, and this is my website! I’ve worked within internal communications since 2004, managing intranets and digital comms. Now I’m a freelance comms and intranet specialist - I help organisations plan and improve their intranets. I work with other agencies, and write a lot of blog and magazine articles. I founded the Intranet Now conference. You can catch up with me on Twitter - I’m @Wedge.

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