Tag Archives: usability

Linchpin Navigation Menus 2.7: Extended flyout menus, icons for menu items and much more

Navigation menus are an important requirement for customers who use corporate intranets. However, the standard version of Confluence doesn’t offer many options that give you control over your navigation menus. This is where the Linchpin Navigation Menus app (previously called the Navigation Menu Editor) comes into play. It adds this much-needed functionality to Confluence, and along with the other central components of the Linchpin intranet suite, it extends Confluence to be a complete corporate intranet.

Comparing Google Inbox to the new Gmail

You probably already know about Gmail, but are you aware of Google’s new Inbox by Gmail? Inbox is Google’s modern mail service and it’s what Gmail should have become long ago. If you use Gmail, you should definitely check out Inbox. Or maybe not? Now Google has updated its Gmail mail service with many of Inbox’s features, all while remaining true to Gmail’s philosophy. In order to help you decide whether you want to use Inbox by Gmail or the new Gmail, read ahead to find out everything you need to know about the features and possibilities of the two options.

Implement Your Corporate Design Easily in Confluence

Linchpin Theme Plugin makes implementing your corporate design in Confluence easy

Magenta advertising banners or flyers, a capital “T” and four dots – who didn’t think about a certain large, German telecommunications company? This example shows just how important corporate design is. You’ll find out why corporate design plays an important role in your Confluence system and how the Linchpin Theme Plugin supports the implementation of your specific corporate design in Confluence in this blog post.

The Pain of Email Hygiene

Business laptop

Most people suffer from the daily load of emails. I have met people who claim that it is not a big issue, but they also tell me that it’s just because the amount of emails they receive is fairly low. We can all feel the pain that emails create. And most know that the using email is often unappropriate. But how do we know when to email and when to go for a better alternative? That’s unsolved for most people. Most of the time we don’t even know what the appropriate action is. And often we fail to act professionally, although we know better.

Sample Intranet Survey for Employees Including Guidance, Tips, Links, and Explanations

A growing number of big corporations is using Linchpin as their intranet technology. There are some, that simply want a fast and reliable result. But others really put a focus on preparation, concepts and a thorough strategy for the intranet rollout. Right now we are in the middle of preparing an employee survey for a new intranet project and this is my effort to contribute to the conception phase and also help you plan your intranet better.

Challenges of migrating a company wiki to Confluence and why it is worth overcoming them (part 2)

Companies that want to convert from their current company wiki system to Confluence must overcome a few challenges: existing users are used to working with the platform, changing systems always involves trade-offs, and transferring existing content is complex and painful. In the previous article, we described these common challenges in detail. In this article, we will explain why the switch to Confluence is still a good idea and why the exhausting migration process is still worth the effort.