8 Apr 2004

Who is it for?
General public, business people and investors.

What makes it worth a visit?
A newly revamped site, www.thedigitalhub.com promises to shed new light on the Government-backed digital media initiative.

What information will I find there?
An explanation of what the Digital Hub, the digital enterprise centre in Dublin’s Liberties, is for, who is backing it and projects currently underway there. Divided into eight main sections, including standards such as About Us and News but also more tailored content in sections such as Learning, Enterprise and Digital Media. The latter attempts to offer a practical definition of this nebulous term and explains why Ireland is well placed to excel in the area through its expertise in the areas of technology and creativity. The Property section gives detailed descriptions of the office lettings available within the hub. Visitors can also sign up to the Digital Hub ezine.

Best feature?
Thankfully free of ‘clever’ graphics such as annoying Flash pop-ups.

What does it look like?
Clean, bright and light on text. Good use of imagery.

The verdict?
A clean and well-designed site as far as it goes but not hugely informative. A useful addition would be case studies on some of the digital media projects underway at the hub and interviews with some of the companies based there.

By Brian Skelly