New website for the Global Handbook
We are delighted to introduce the new website for Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, at www.fphandbook.org. The Handbook is one of K4Health's flagship publications, and we wanted it to have a website that did it justice. Thanks to USAID's continued support, more stellar work from Aten Design Group, and some heroic efforts by staff (mostly Heather Johnson and Laura O'Donnell), we have been able to make the new site much more functional than its predecessor.
This website improves on the previous version in several ways:
- From a visitor's perspective, new features (like the "slider" and the "Featured Downloads" block on the homepage) plus much-improved search and filter capabilities mean you can find what you are looking for more quickly. (Try the "Related Products" page if you get disoriented.)
- The new site gives staff a much simpler way to keep the content of the website up to date—so you can be sure that you have the most recent guidance at your fingertips.
- The updated look and feel make the new site clearly a part of the K4Health web products portfolio. This isn't just an aesthetic or branding choice: Moving our web products onto one technology platform (Drupal 7) and using more consistent styling elements means we can manage our web products more efficiently—which in turn means we will have more flexibility to respond to user feedback and make small, ongoing improvements.
The bottom line of this entire series of enhancements is this: People like you come to K4Health for up-to-date, reliable information about family planning. reproductive health, and related global health topics. K4Health as a project is devoted to knowledge management and exchange. The changes we have been making over the past year—to Photoshare, this blog, the main K4Health website, Toolkits, POPLINE, and now fphandbook.org—are to make that process of knowledge exchange easier, faster, more productive, and more pleasing.