Virgilio's new Homepage debuts today

03/05/2004 - 00:00 PM

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 “egg-shaped" design and brand-new content
revolutionize web surfing and information finding

The new Virgilio homepage is now online, following a complete design and content overhaul. Finding your way around is now easier and more intuitive thanks to its egg-shaped design. Meticulously designed and organized content opens when users move the cursor over the egg, making it easy to customize the online experience to specific preferences and needs.

The team who designed Virgilio's new homepage had three objectives in mind: 1) provide easier, more rational and better organized access to information, because on the Web, information overload and poorly-organized content sends visitors elsewhere, 2) use design and colour choices to convey warmth and a human touch in order to make the portal a more pleasant place to be, 3) involve users more actively in seeking information and services of interest.

”The decision to enclose the central section of the homepage in an egg, the symbol of welcome, allows us both to organize content in a more straightforward and rational way, and present that content to users via a clear, appealing and uncluttered interface,” says Carlo Pizzati, Virgilio’s Content Manager.

Already online at http://www.virgilio.it/, the new homepage sections News, Business, Tech&Fun, Good Living, Entertainment, Community, Rosso Alice, Tin.it and FindItAll provide access to Virgilio’s channels; these channels have been significantly redesigned in both form and content to offer broader and more extensive websurfing opportunities. 

The brand-new homepage is very much imaged-based, and is reminiscent of the quality and layout more common to a magazine. The new "Reportage" section, with the week's best photographs and headline news, is sure to be a hit.

The homepage toolbar, Virgilio Search and Tin.it email stay right where they have always been, though they benefit from a facelift to fit in with the overall look of the portal.

Virgilio, Italy's number one portal, is acknowledged to be the most exhaustive and authoritative Italian-language tool for accessing Italian and worldwide Web content and useful services. Special features, guides and Internet selections, organized into theme-based channels, guide Italy’s Websurfers to all of the Web’s hottest and most popular sites. Online since 1996, Virgilio is a Telecom Italia Media Group product. http://www.virgilio.it/