The legal news and information site Law.com got a major facelift this week, and the new look is more than skin deep. In addition to a cleaner and more consistent design throughout, the revamped Law.com features a broader array of news and voices, from both within and without the network of ALM, Law.com’s parent company.
The site’s new look is evocative of a newspaper layout. The new home page appears cleaner but also packs in a lot more information than was there before — although there is a bit of vertical scrolling required to take it all in.
The site includes more content from throughout the ALM network of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, websites and special reports. All of it can now be accessed with a single log-in. New features on the front page include a video center, a selection of special reports, and a selection of “top jobs” from openings listed on LawJobs.com.
Notably, Law.com now incorporates content from outside the ALM network as well, making it more of single-stop destination for news. A front-page section titled “More Stories From the Web” links to legal news from various news organizations and wire services. A second section, “Other Voices from the Legal Web,” displays a Twitter feed of legal-industry tweets.
As it did before, the front page continues to display recent posts from blogs within the Law.com Blog Network (of which this blog is a member).
Also new to the page are lists of the most-viewed and most-commented stories. There is a separate, “most mentioned” box which, frankly, I cannot understand. It doesn’t explain the source of the mentions. I presume it means “most searched,” because if you click on any of the items listed, it takes you to a search for that item.
With the new design, Law.com has added a new Twitter feed, @lawdotcom.