GenY to the Xpower

Banners on intranet sites by Valerie Hoven
February 15, 2010, 6:35 pm
Filed under: Intranet | Tags: , , ,

Today I read a great blog post about banners on intranets. Do they work? This blog is a great model for me I think because it poses the problem AND the solution! There are so many blogs and articles out there that just list why things don’t work with no further information on how to make things work!

Our intranet tried to have rotating banners, but that failed when we realized that users spend less than five seconds on the homepage, and our banner rotated every five seconds. Users never saw any banners after the first! I did find the HTML for rotating banners where it can show the next banner upon refresh rather than always defaulting to the first one.

Our intranet will continue to have one banner that showcases a new photo every week or so, but it doesn’t link to anything and it’s not necessarily a promotion. Any events or news that requires heavy promotion still just get a calendar item and possibly a news announcement. But we include photos any time we can!