Building.co.uk gets a makeover this week. Alex Smith talks us through the new features that will keep you continuously up-to-date with news and gossip from the industry...
Today we launch a fresh new look to www.building.co.uk. It’s the equivalent of an early spring clean – the clutter has been removed and the sock drawer tidied. As well as a visual makeover, there are new sections and five more newsletters.
An elegant new structure will mean fewer furrowed brows. A horizontal top navigation bar picks out the most popular areas, such as news, comment, technical and legal sections, and colour-coded vertical navigation bars take you to three further menus comprising more editorial, services and housekeeping.
There are now six news feeds covering legal matters, housing and regeneration, sustainability, Olympics, finance, and health and safety. There are more editorial sections too – click on topics such as housing and sustainability to mine the rich seam of information buried within Building.
You can also subscribe to our five newsletters, which will be delivered to you every two weeks with the latest information and commentary from our expert editors.
A new thumbnail picture menu also lets you flick through pictures in a similar way to popular image browsers. Check out the Buildings Gallery, which has dozens of schemes not featured in the magazine.
The hugely popular safety blunders are also worth checking – we have a constant stream of images taken on mobile phones and digital cameras sent in by eagle-eyed readers.
We’ve also improved our events coverage with a spruced up calendar. We’re inviting you to send in pictures of your events to firstname.lastname@example.org so everybody knows what they missed.
There is plenty more to look forward to at building.co.uk in 2007 including a TV show from MIPIM and webcasts from sustainability experts. Keep coming back to see what’s going on ...
Alex Smith is Building’s web editor