Greetings CIO.com Readers,
It is with pleasure that I announce a brand new redesign for CIO.com, to be launched live to the public within the next several days.
While we have done some minor to moderate redesigns over the past few years, this is our first major top-to-bottom redesign in over six years, and represents not just a new look-and-feel for our site, but a new back-end infrastructure and CMS (Content Management System) for our internal publishing systems.
We are very excited for the new site and launch and hope you will like it, too. We are also cognizant of the fact that new designs and templates can and will "freak out" a certain percentage of the user-base, and we want to be responsive to your concerns or issues during this transition.
Some of the new features you can expect from the soon-to-be-launched site include the following:
- A more contemporary and visually enticing (aka image-centric) design.
- A stronger integration with social sharing and community building.
- We will highlight the core strength of our brand, its writers, both on the homepage and throughout the site.
- A navigation trending bar that highlights the hottest topics and most popular stories of the day.
- New editorially hand-curated custom pages on the most vital trending topics.
- Plus much, much more.
I would love to hear your feedback and comments on the editorial strategy and content on the site. Please don't hesitate to send me feedback to my email.
If you see technical issues or problems relating to the design of the site, please relay them to our technical support team.
Thanks for all your support
Brian Carlson, Editorial Director, CIO.com