Designing a New Home Page: How Hard Could This Be?
There’s a myth that home pages no longer matter. Here’s the thinking: Most companies and organizations find their digital traffic is now fragmented by their mobile apps, their social presence, and, of course, among hundreds of lower level “side door” pages that visitors find easily via search engines. Why bother with the home page when people are interacting digitally via all […]
Cool scrolling web designs in PowerPoint
Yes, I just used “cool” and “PowerPoint” in the same sentence. In this case I think that’s justified because of a very simple trick you can do to show off long scrolling designs (like most web and mobile pages are today) in corporate PowerPoint (or Keynote, etc) presentations. A challenge we digital design teams face is that PowerPoint and presentation […]
Some Solutions Pages
I thought I’d point out some new page designs on Cisco.com that should make it easier to find and understand information about solutions from Cisco. First, there’s the new main Solutions page, which is a one-stop starting point: (Note that we’re trying out different versions of this page, so the version you see may differ […]
7 Simple Best Practices for Digital A/B Tests
You might know that many companies run "tests" in their web and mobile experiences, where they'll pit one design, layout, or content set against another. It's a way to see...
Cisco.com phasing out support of some old browsers
All good things come to an end, and on Cisco.com we’re planning to retire our active support of some old desktop browsers in the new year. Specifically, we’ll be stopping active support of Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9. These browsers almost qualify and Internet antiques, having been launched in 2009 and 2011 respectively. They […]
Which Business Wireless Product is Right For You?
There’s a simple new Wireless Products Selector on Cisco.com that we hope will make it quicker to choose the right wireless product for you. It’s right at the top of our Wireless products page: This leads to a very simple, intuitive tool that guides you to choosing the right wireless access point or wireless LAN controller: Feel free […]
Some tuning on Cisco.com search
We’ve done some fine-tuning on the search on Cisco.com: It should feel faster, especially after the first search you do Results should be even more relevant Popular features like the “information box” for key queries remain intact Let us know how it’s working for you!
Cisco.com: Did you notice?
If you’re an astute visitor to Cisco.com, you’ll notice a couple of our prominent pages have gotten some nice functional updates. . First, the all new Support & Downloads page, which went just through some tweaks, streamlining, and a mobile-friendly update: Some new functions on the new Support & Downloads page: Quicker searches for downloads […]
Yes, a New Cisco.com Home Page
We’ve updated the design of the Cisco.com home page. Not just because we wanted to, but for you. Here’s a point by point overview, starting with the desktop/laptop version: Same top of page navigation. We’ve keep the same top of page categories, and “mega menu” navigation, as these work very well today. (Yes, we’ll continue […]