ISC Site Redesign

Published: 2011-06-02
Last Updated: 2011-06-02 15:45:41 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 2)
21 comment(s)

Later today, we are going to roll out a redesign of the ISC website to bring it in line with the current design of and to overall refresh the look of the site. If you see a problem, please let us know at handlers @ sans. edu, or if you can use the contact form, use it. Include a screen shot and your browser / OS version.

 Update: the new design is live now (obviously...) if you have issues with the site, you can still use the old site at for the next couple of weeks. 


Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

Keywords: isc
21 comment(s)


Minus some CSS and java issues, pretty nice rollout. I like it. looks great! As for ... not so much.
Agree ... I like the diary format and the font choices but the huge red bar and giant box at the top of is a bit much...
Overall, I like the look and feel of the redesigned site. I do agree with some of the other comments I have seen on the bar at the top of the page. The bottom is fine, the top is a bit much, I think.

I saw another commentor mentioned putting the current threat level color in the top bar instead. I like that idea.
Fantastic redesign! Kudos - I agree with the comments above.
The new site has smaller text than the old site. I checked my impression by using dividers on my screen on the same word in the new and old site.

Please make text at least as large as on the old site. I'd prefer it larger.

(Yes, I can still zoom in.)
PS: Black text, please! This page is gray; text I type in the Comment entry box is black. Vive la difference!
Those are some mighty ugly and hard to read fonts at the top of the page.
It's certainly more contemporary looking, but it has sacrificed readability. You can't beat black text on a white background.

It would be nice if it worked on smartphones better too. The ISC is a must-check site for me, but perhaps some of that CSS trickery could be used to make it work better on Androids and the like..
The header and footer, other than the font, look fairly nice and clean. However, I would prefer a clean white background for the rest of the page. The texture actually makes it look less contemporary to me and messes with my eyes a little as I read the thinner fonts. I'd also rethink locking the text area and sidebar into such a small space. This might be nice on a phone screen, but on my widescreen it's a lot of wasted horizontal space.

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