Saturday, July 21, 2007

Introducing the New NEI.org

A couple of weeks back, we gave our readers a sneak preview of the home page to our new Web site, saying only that it would debut sometime in July. Well, sometime is finally here.

To get to the new site, just navigate to the place you've always gone before: http://www.nei.org.

But once you get there, things are going to look a little different. Besides a brand new design, we've also completely revamped our content and the way we organize it.

To start, we've organized our content by the Key Issues that are most important to our members:

Protecting The Environment

Reliable and Affordable Energy
New Nuclear Plants
Safety and Security
Nuclear Waste Disposal

Here's a screen shot from our New Nuclear Plants section:


Across the top nav bar, you'll find the following sections listed:

Public Policy
News and Events
Financial Center
Resources and Stats
Careers and Education
How it Works
About NEI

Here's our new Resources and Stats section, complete with brand new search engine:



Other important areas you should take a look at:

Conferences and Meetings
Industry Data
NEI Policy Positions
Graphics and Charts
Online Job Boards
Governance and Leadership

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who worked on the project here at NEI, as well as the team at Siteworx. It's great to finally see this go live.

So hop on in, kick the tires and tell us what you think.

2 comments:

Pete said...

These comments cross-posted from the Yahoo Know Nukes board.

The visual presentation is much better. However, I was somewhat disappointed in the way much of the data is presented. For instance, all of the information I tried to access in the Resources & Statistics section needed to download a xls or ppt file. I don't use Excel as my spreadsheet program and I don't have it on my computer. I also don't have Powerpoint on my computer. How do I access those .ppt files?

You really need to rethink this, in my opinion. I often provide links from nei.org to other bulletin board forums, and if the information is presented in a simple web page format, it makes things much easier. The New Nuclear Plant Status page is a xls download now. Please, this needs to be standard web page. Even the .pdf format is better than having to download .xls and .ppt files that I can't access anyway.

If you want to educate the general public on the advantages of nuclear power, the informational files need to be easy to access, not difficult. I know it is just a few extra keystrokes, but most people
aren't going to want to do that. There are also computer security
issues. I'm sure the NEI.org site is safe, but the general public may
not want to perform a special download just because of that concern.

I know the people at NEI have been working hard on this, and the
visual impact of the site is much better. I just think the technical
information needs to be easier to access. How do I read a ppt file if
I don't have powerpoint on my computer?

- Pete

Fat Man said...

Needs a FAQ