IFLR1000 has unveiled a new-look website.
I met with two of the IFLR managers behind the redesign last month – editor Sam Duke and BD manager, Richard Valamrana – both of whom were excited about the online refresh.
As well as a slick design, the site now offers a host of new features.
The core rankings and editorial commentary are well laid out and easy to navigate.
Each law firm now has a microsite so you can drill down into how your firm has performed across jurisdictions.
Perhaps the biggest development is that users can now sign in to access more features.
There are three levels:
2/ Free registrant
3/ Full subscriber
Anyone can register for free to move up to level two.
Without registering, you can’t see the law firm rankings, for example.
Paid subscribers to IFLR magazine get the level three package, which includes a ranking analysis tool that enables benchmarking against competitors, access to historic ranking data, and the ability to receive customizable newsletter subscriptions
These features, which I imagine will be popular with law firms, are slated for phase two of the site rollout.
The current iteration of the site is technically in beta and some of the newer features are marked “coming soon”.
Another new feature, which is set for the next phase, is enhanced individual lawyer profiles, with the ability to filter by practice and insustry.
With the legacy of the annual print cycle both a blessing and a curse, what IFLR1000 has done – with some success – is try to move from being an annual directory product to a year-round information offering.
The latest edition of IFLR1000 – yes, the hard copy is alive and well – is published in October 2014.
And a spin-off publication focused on energy and infrastructure was released this month.