The continued growth in the number of eXtension Communities of Practice strained the existing homepage layout as more and more communities were added to the Resource Areas section. We realized that the page design would need to change to accommodate all the new communities. At the beginning of 2010 we began a process of examining how the current homepage was being used by site visitors and used that information to guide the design process.
The new homepage design, launched recently, includes a new “accordion” navigation to display Communities of Practice, a rotating listing of sponsors and partners, a tighter focus on listed events in the immediate future, a stronger visual impact to distinguish the homepage from interior pages, a direct link to Ask an Expert, an expanded list of featured articles and an expanded recent articles, FAQs, learning lessons and news listing. See what you think: http://www.extension.org