Thursday 21 March 2019

New design for National Archives of Ireland's website
The new look home page of
The National Archives of Ireland has redesigned its main website with a fully refreshed look and new navigation.

It was, admittedly, rather desperately needed! It was a site that made me feel claustrophobic, so obviously was it stacked to the rafters and allowing no breathing space for a half line of extra text. Even its home page had text extending over and out through the supposed edge of the designed page.

So the fresh colour scheme and 'airiness' of the new design brings a sigh of relief from me. And the signposting to the various parts of the site is much clearer and obvious. While I don't think I'll ever be a great pal of the catalogue, no matter its appearance, I'm glad to see the online exhibitions and the NAI's dedicated websites – the Decade of Centenaries, the Anglo-Irish Treat 1921, the Chief Secretary's Office Registered Papers, 1918-1932 – and, of course, the Genealogy website being so much more prominently featured.

Take a look around.