Easy intranet design examples to get you inspired

Unily’s Summer Update brings with it a host of new ways to configure your intranet design to make every page shine. With a load of new Widgets to play with, new configuration options, page layouts and more, we’ve put together some of our favourite intranet page designs to get you inspired.

Unily’s Summer Update brings with it a host of new ways to configure your intranet design to make every page shine. With a load of new Widgets to play with, new configuration options, page layouts and more, we’ve put together some of our favourite intranet page design examples to get you inspired.

All of these pages have been created by dragging and dropping Widgets, boxes, rich text and images onto pages, with the layout defined by a simple Grid which has multiple Row configuration options. Each widget is simply configured, adding a title, choosing where the content should rollup from, choosing the number of items to show, choosing to display a piece of Hero content and more.

Whether you’re building out business pages, information pages, collaboration sites, campaign specific homepages or more, the power of intranet design is in your hands. We can’t wait for you to try it out!

The bread and butter

Every intranet needs a well-balanced template to form the basis of their intranet pages. If you’ve got a lot of information, a 3-1 row configuration gives your content space to shine, while providing a neat side bar for your widgets and rollups. You can make these look even better by adding simple styling to create a clean white background behind your text.

Time to create: 30 minutes

 

The campaign takeover

Launching a new global initiative or celebrating a particular success? Go bold with a graphic banner with a central Call To Action. Support your Hero content with Rollups of your choice, depending on the type of content you’d like to highlight. In this example, we’re highlighting the launch of Origin’s Charity Week. The graphic banner is supported with a latest news rollup surfacing the latest news based on the Charity Week topic, upcoming Events and a quick form to encourage people to volunteer to take part.

Time to create: 1 hour

 

The information page

Even if you have a range of different types of content to share, clever use of page layout can make sure your content is easy to consume and understandable. Start with a graphic banner to bring it all together, then use a combination of widgets and boxes with simple configurations to highlight what’s important. Announcement tickers are a neat and easy way to keep your page dynamic, surfacing latest announcements as they get published.

Time to create: 25 minutes

 

The people pleaser

With the Audiences widget, putting your people at the heart of your intranet is easy. Whether you want to highlight relevant team members permanently on a department page or reward a successful community in a Homepage takeover, give them the space they deserve! Audiences can be easily created within the CMS, with the option to create a dynamic or static audience. Dynamic audiences are created by querying profile information such as Role or Location, with the audience updated as new people are added. Static lists allow you to create more unique audiences, by manually selecting who you’d like to be included.

Time to create: 35 minutes

 

The entertainer

Your Unily intranet has the power to manage a range of media; high-resolution images, videos, live-streams and more. If you want to highlight a particular campaign or event, why not live stream to a dedicated page using the embed feature, supporting the content with other rich media.

Time to create: 40 minutes

 

The document lover

Sometimes, one page has a lot of documents to share, for example an HR Site with multiple policies for multiple regions. Keep your intranet design clean using similar sized document rollups, divided by Tag, Author, SharePoint Site, SharePoint Folder or Unily Content Store, depending on your requirements. By including a secondary page navigation, you can organise documents further by providing separate pages for location specific resources.

Time to create: 15 minutes

 

The roadrunner

Pages are not only made up of pre-defined elements, you have the flexibility to embed a variety of different medias onto the intranet. This could be Maps, Tweets, Live Streams, Documents and so much more. We’ve combined embedded maps with simple Boxes to create a landing page for every office location, with links to essential resources.

Time to create: 15 minutes

 

The support centre

Intranet pages shouldn’t just be brochural for static information, they should be places where action takes place. Bring Social Channel Feeds from Yammer or Unily Social onto any page with ease, giving the Social Feed at least 2 Columns of space to breathe. Compliment your Social Feed with other interactive Widgets, such as a PowerBI Dashboard to display key data, a form to allow for data input and a document rollup linking to key support resources.

Time to create: 30 minutes

 

The signpost

Often some intranet pages act as a signpost to the wider digital workplace. Unily Sites provide an easy way to make these pages not only highly functional, but great looking and easy to navigate. Make use of Unily’s Rich Text Editor functionality to let your brand really come out, using simple HTML to create neat Cards to display different actions. Don’t fancy HTML, why not use Unily’s Boxes functionality instead?

Time to create: 40 minutes

 

The colour wheel

Boxes provide a quick and neat way to provide a URL to another piece of content, with a customisable colour and icon. In this example, we’ve used them to highlight the corporate colour palette, bringing the colours to life on the Brand Permission function page. By highlighting key contacts in the Marketing team and allowing users to request permission to use the brand directly on the page, this site becomes functional as well as fun.   

Time to create: 40 minutes

 

The productivity pal

Sites can be a valuable tool to support specific business functions, such as Travel Booking. By designing a site which brings together every resource an employee needs to book travel correctly, you can streamline what could be a lengthy process. This site pulls together the Travel Team contacts, essential travel policies and a form to book directly via the site.

Time to create: 20 minutes

 

The social centre

Communities should be able to flourish within an intranet, bringing people together from across the digital workplace. Why not try making a Channel Social Feed the focus of your page, supporting with related Information, News, Resources, People and Documents. By creating a set Template, you’ll empower even more people from across the business to create a homepage for the Communities they care about.

Time to create: 30 minutes

 

The home base

When thinking about your homepage, it pays to try and make it as relevant to each user as possible. We recommend making use of the Smart Feed Widget and Trending Documents widget, pulling back News that’s personalized to each user and documents which are recommended using Delve.

Time to create: 15 minutes

 

The media centre

Every department can make use of intranet pages to truly make their content stand out. Take this Media Centre for example, owned by the Press Team to share latest news using the News Tile Widget, Media Documents and links to key resources using Boxes. The News Tile widget is a really flexible way to make your News stand out, dynamically reformatting tiles based on how many items you would like to display.

Time to create: 20 minutes

 

Hopefully these intranet designs give you an idea of how easy it is to quickly create great looking sites and pages with Unily’s new Pages, Grids and Widgets functionality. If you’re an existing Unily customer, speak to your CSM today to see how this can work for your existing content. If you’d like to login to our demo site to get a close look at these sites, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Katy Smith Marketing Manager

Katy’s role may not be customer facing, but her work is usually what new clients see first. If it’s beautifully presented, informative, and has a BrightStarr logo on it, she’s normally been involved. Her role is broad, but Katy is a determined go-getter who makes things happen. She looks after the marketing team in the UK, marketing strategy for both sides of the Atlantic, and develops both the BrightStarr and Unily brands. Tactically, that means her team controls everything from ensuring the site comes up in internet search results, to the look and feel of your consultant’s business card.

Katy came from a fashion background, obtaining her degree from Leeds University and via interning at a major women’s magazine, and now applies that same finesse to the BrightStarr brand identity.

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