The new Indus is an enhancement of the older version (which we still like and is available here!). The enhancement directly matches the evolution of static HTML pages to Web 2.0 content. At the heart of the content, we still have the individual pages, or rather, articles.
What has changed?
Apart from the obvious (usability and design) and the not-so obvious (CMS-based, standards-compliant, SEO-friendly, and more) changes, with the new Indus, we can:
- Get the content where we want it and when it is published – by subscribing to RSS or email updates about new editions, articles, and comments.
- Discuss an article – by commenting on an article’s view points and provide counter-points or references.
- Find related articles – by following the article’s categories and tags, no matter when they were published.
- Rate an article – by voting on the article.
- Share articles with friends – by email, twitter, facebook, and hundreds of other ways (!).
Thanks to the STC India 2010 Admin Council and the Indus Editorial Team for being ready for the change and for all the inputs to bring the change to life. We’ve moved all Indus editions from Aug-Sep-2009 onwards to the new format. You’ll find links to the older editions on the archives page.
We hope you’ll like it. As always, please take some time to check out the new Indus and leave your feedback in the comments section.
About the author:
Sridhar Machani is a Technical Writer at Wipro Technologies. In his spare time, he doubles up as a Web design and branding consultant. He spends most of his energy at http://sridharmachani.com.