Welcome To Your New Home!
Don’t you find that when spring is in the air and everyone emerges from their winter hibernation your thoughts turn to improving or refreshing your home? Redecorating that bathroom you’ve been putting off, clearing out your shed or giving the exterior a fresh lick of paint?
...Or even a whole new look…?
Well that’s exactly what we’re doing in the online community!
Take a sneaky peak at a test version of our new homepage (currently in a ‘beta’ state), designed to entice you into reading some of our interesting blog articles, encourage you to take part in thought provoking discussions and highlight some of the exciting events organised by the IET and our volunteers.
Hover over the images to read a brief introduction then click to be taken to the blog post, event or discussion. You don’t have to log into the community to read any of the content but if you do, you’ll be able to leave a comment, like or reply.
Scroll below the images and you’ll see a preview of three of the latest topics being discussed in the Discussion Forum. Again, if you’ve logged into your account you’ll be able to leave a reply.
While we are still working on it, we'd love to know what you think of the new homepage. Let us know in the comments below.
Just to add a point of clarity for some of you, this is the proposed new landing page at https://communities.theiet.org and NOT the new Myhome page (https://communities.theiet.org/myhome). We're aiming to refresh the Myhome page at some point later in the year.
Love the new look. Modern & engaging. I think I would have smaller tiles and maybe a few more, but however it ends up, you are going in the right direction.
I have to declare that I disagree with Gavin Tennant about the "flipping tiles" - I like them, and feel this has the dual merits that it provides an easy, fast way to identify what lies below the banner headline and quickly seeing what looks most appetising for further exploration, but also resonates with the front end of most of the major news and media sites with which we are increasingly familiar - nothing wrong with a populist approach in this particular case when it increases accessibility. and, as the PEI that represents the most exciting and enthralling areas of engineering and technology (OK, maybe I'm biased!), why not make the front end to our web site equally exciting and enthralling?!!
I think it's singularly appropriate that, as the PEI that represents high technology engineering, we should have a website that exploits that technology to the full. Well done to all who have brought this to us, keep up the good work! Can't wait for it to move from Beta to full implementation!