From The Editor: Our Websites Have A New Look
If you haven’t been to the ForensicMag.com website recently, take a few moments to see the new look. More than just a facelift, the new site has taken the wealth of information from the articles in the magazine and e-newsletter as well as other special content and put it into a simplified format. Finding what you’re looking for and perhaps some things you might not have known were out there, just got a lot easier—and access to the content is still free.
While the search function is always a nice way to unearth information, the ForensicMag.com homepage now organizes our content by topic. Find what you’re looking for under our main menu tabs listing main areas of information:
• Crime Scene • Crime Lab • DNA • Legal Process • Forensic Sciences
Each of these topic areas has a drop down menu of sub-areas where all the articles pertaining to the topic are listed. If you are interested in looking at the articles and columns on health and safety for example, just go to the Crime Lab tab, click on Health & Safety, and every article and column we’ve published on the topic will be at your fingertips.
Looking for some quick advice? Our all new Tips section features weekly crime scene, lab safety, and management tips to help you perform better on the job.
See what your colleagues are reading…the Most Read, Most Emailed, and Most Recent tabs give you a quick peek into what’s new and interesting on the site. The Top Stories section puts the latest articles just a quick click away to the full text.
The ForensicMag.com online Buyer’s Guide also has new functions—the “Request a Quote” option and Microsites for featured vendors. Find the type of product you are looking for, click on the red “Request a Quote” button, fill in some basic information, and send your product inquiry off. It’s a painless way to get the shopping for a new piece of equipment underway. Our new Microsites bring company information, product news, videos, and catalogs all in one place making it easier to research new vendors.
Our sister publication, DFI News, has also received a makeover, making it easier to find information on digital forensic investigations from evidence collection to analysis. The redesigned DFInews.com also benefits from a cleaner look, better organization, and all new tips and video sections.