The Clicklaw Wikibooks website gets a new look. The refreshed homepage design, which was launched last week, makes it more user friendly. We’re excited to tell you how we did it and what we changed!
This site hosts plain-language legal publications such as JP Boyd on Family Law and Dial-A-Law. These publications are collaboratively developed and are published and kept up-to-date on a wiki, where they can also be printed and downloaded.
Last year we had a third-party consultant conducting a heuristic evaluation of the Clicklaw Wikibooks homepage. In other words, a usability expert reviewed the homepage and compared it against accepted usability principles. The result was a set of recommendations comprising editorial updates and “cosmetic” changes to make the site easier to use.
What are the changes?
Here are the highlights of what we did to the homepage design:
- Brought the site’s styles closer to the Clicklaw website, including the colour scheme
- Increased the body copy font size to allow better readability on the web (for desktop view)
- Added in more white space between elements to direct people to and then through different content
- Rearranged features on the homepage, such as moving the “What is a Clicklaw Wikibook” block to the top page for more visibility
We are always looking for ways to improve our websites. Let us know what you think about the redesigned Clicklaw Wikibooks. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Clicklaw Wikibooks
Clicklaw Wikibooks covers various BC legal topics using plain language, so people don’t need legal training to understand them. They are available in print and digitally, and range in size from small booklets to 1,000+ page manuals. They are collaboratively developed in the sense that many different legal professionals and law-related non-profit organizations contribute content and help keep it accurate, while Courthouse Libraries BC manages the platform and helps recruit volunteer authors and reviewers.