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Special Considerations for Designing an Intranet

What kinds of things should I consider when building an intranet as opposed to an Internet Web site?

If you're designing an intranet—that is, you know your audience is going to be a finite number of people who are all likely using the same platform, system software, and browser—you must pay attention to the particular difficulties or challenges that come with designing for that specific audience. Although it's true that you will dramatically reduce the number of errors that crop up in Web page design because of platform, browser, and browser version differences, no one combination of these influences is trouble free. If you are using advanced Web page technologies such as style sheets and DHTML, particularly, you are going to run into support issues in which certain options work only on the Macintosh or the PC, or in Navigator or Explorer. So, be sure to build plenty of testing and redevelopment time into your intranet design schedule. You'll have fewer headaches to contend with than if you were designing a public site, but you'll still have a few.


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