We at NALD are happy to present our new and improved website.
In addition to a new, bold layout and a 30 per cent wider page, NALD has changed its interface to reflect a state-of-the-art content management system that will allow NALD to better meet the needs of the literacy community.
Through this redesign, we have:
Thanks to the new framework, NALD’s users are able to locate information quickly and easily with just two or three clicks.
NALD has freed up more of its front page for promotional purposes. A feature box at the top of the page is now used to highlight different items at different times.
New information is brought to you daily, front and centre, as the content of NALD is updated. Twenty new items are visible at any one time simply by scrolling down the front page.
The information stream below the top display box features itemized NALD news including:
To help channel information from the literacy and essential skills field, NALD offers RSS feeds from both the front page and the Headlines section located in the top menu. Provincial news feeds are also available.
NALD relies on user feedback and resources from the field. There are now section-specific Submit buttons people can use to get information about forwarding content to NALD with ease and speed.
New social media buttons – Delicious, Facebook and Twitter – are now adjacent to each news posting. Like a listing you see? Want to recommend it to your network? Click on the icon and spread the word. We happily welcome this expanded opportunity for broader dissemination of literacy and essential skills information we recognize is so important to Canadians.
The ever-popular Story of the Week has a highlighted space each Monday at the top of the news field. Other noteworthy NALD items will be “pinned” periodically for special mention in a prominent display as warranted.
If you’re looking at NALD’s lists of resource persons and find a key individual you want to remember, our contact listings now feature virtual business cards. Users are able to import the contact information from our website to their email address book or copy it for future reference.
There’s a lot to see on NALD. If you’re looking for something specific, use the new integrated Google search feature to locate the information you need.
Other sections, including the Library and Events databases, have been re-themed to incorporate the new look. New and dynamic functionality for both of these sections is currently in the planning stages.
NALD is committed to quality and innovation when it comes to improving its website, its online offerings and the NALD user experience. If you, as a NALD user, have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions, please let us know as soon as possible by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling our toll-free phone line: 1-800-720-6253.