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Welcome to ECN’s new website!

Mon, 04/09/2012 - 2:37pm
Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor

So you may have noticed that ECN recently got a facelift. Like what you see? Our brilliant web team spent countless hours molding and shaping a gorgeous site.

For starters, ECN now has a cleaner, more professional facade to compliment its award-winning content. Our new content management system, Drupal, also enables increased stability (time up vs. downtime) and better performance (page load speed). Some of the most popular sites on the net – The Economist, Whitehouse.gov, MTV UK – use this highly versatile CMS.

In addition, a more efficient and intuitive backend means the editors will have more time to do what they do best: Create award-winning content that wins the hearts and minds of engineers worldwide. Got one of those newfangled smart phones? Our new site sports an easier to read, mobile-friendly design (HTML 5).

Over the past several years, ECN has done its best to foster a sense of community. And nothing excites a community like a thrilling debate. Toward that end, our new site allows user commenting through Disqus or various external platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, and Open ID. Our renewed focus on blogging activities should give you plenty of conversation starters.

And if you need to find an older blog post, editorial, news item or product, the new site boasts upgraded search capabilities with facet filtering, autocomplete, and recommendation capability. The new search functionality allows the user to filter results by content type and post date, creating a more intuitive experience. If you need a wink and a nudge, each item has dynamic “related content” suggestions.

ECN is lucky to have one of the most brilliant readerships in the design engineering community. It’s only fitting that they should enjoy one of the preeminent websites in the industry.

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