Intranet Designs

Example #1 - Bank One Intranet Portal

Five Important Intranet Policies For Every Organization

If there is an intranet installation happening in your office, then there are certain polices and procedures that focus on authoring guidelines and standards. Many organisations are debating over the aptness of such policies, is it fair to have such policies. Some of these rules are such that look quite difficult to enforce. Well, having policies is right but too many policies with no base are just too much to handle. So it should be ensured that only such policies are used that are mutually beneficial. Let us have a look at some of these policies that are should be used organisations.

Intranet Homepage- certainly this is one of the most debatable areas where everyone wants to get visibility. However, what should be and what shouldnt be reflected on the intranet homepage should be a policy. The policy should be simple and yet stringent in usage. The intranet designs should be on the basis of these policies.

First Source Publishing: many a times, the intranet becomes a sort of dumping ground for the information that is not required. So having a policy stating- the information that has already been communicated to the staff in some other form (emails or banners) will not be put on the intranet should be beneficial.

Information management Policy- Almost every company has an inbuilt corporate management system. So, the company should have a policy that states the usage of the intranet in its strict sense. The intranet software should also be designed in accordance to that policy.

Whenever an intranet system is developed in an office, the concerned employees should be properly inducted so that they make the optimum use of the intranet technology. They should have the proper knowledge about intranet usage like how to publish content on the intranet and so on.

Then there should also be certain clarity about the ownership of the intranet as a medium. Who should be deemed responsible for the intranet operating in the officec The delegation of responsibility will also be beneficial for the staff.

In such way, Intranet development should be done in a most proper way and this gives you the desired benefits out of it.

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10 thoughts on “Intranet Designs”

  1. How do I build a header for an intranet which has drop down list and tab sheets?
    I would like to design an intranet page which has at the top either tab sheets which will represent different divisions within the company or buttons that are clickable (not sure what you call them).The browser we use does support HTML. Thank you.

  2. A browser that doesn’t support HTML is like water that’s not H2O. A browser is an HTML client. If ithe program doesn’t support HTML it’s not a browser.

    That said, you’ll need a browser that supports not only HTML, but Javascript. If you can’t use Javascript, you can’t do what you want. Period. (If some pointy-haired boss set you this task, start working on your resume – you’re working for an incompetent person.) has a combobox (drop down list) and tab bar, among other nice gadgets. The free versions should be all you need.

  3. How important on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being the best) is the design of a website / intranet?

  4. Can any one tell me the URL(Web Address) for The Ministry of Transport newzealand intranet website?
    The intranet site Provoke Solutions developed for the Ministry of Transport has been named one of the 10 best intranets in the world. The site was one of the 10 winners in global research firm Nielsen Norman Group’s 2008 Intranet Design Awards.

  5. What is the proper web design for an intranet-based system??
    We are developing a performance evaluation system for a company. I’m just wondering, what is the proper web design to follow because this is not the typical internet website that is viewed publicly. Thanks

  6. How Do I Build A web based intranet?
    I want to build an intranet where my employees can log in through a website and then download and upload files.. How can I build this? I have knowledge in HTML using dreamweaver. So I can easily design the website, I just need to know how to make it work so staff can upload files and download files… Please help!

  7. The different sections of the company can decide what is best for the organisation and the system. You may want to find out which information should be shared and which should not. And what information can be collected and how, and the target date. Also ask for their suggestions and ideas before you start the design and give staff the opportunity to post suggestions on the site at least for the first 2 months. It is a good idea to place the strategy of the co. on the site so that everyone is aware of it (strategy cascading) as well as general newsletters. You may list the standards that should be achieved by the sections and the staff. You may add policies such as access to the information on this site is only for authorized staff and not for any 3rd party.
    In general, the pages should be easily accessible, navigation buttons are placed away from the content, avoid pictures and objects that can interrupt the purpose of the site, and implement any features that can speed up and automate the performance evaluation results such as calculations.
    You may not get the design and features correct the first time but with the staff needs and suggestions taken on board the site can develop fast. You may need to provide information/training to a member of staff that is authorized to update/amend the site, if any.

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