Monday, 16 September 2013

TNA's new website design

More change from the National Archives at Kew seemingly for the sake of it. Its new look website is currently available in beta format at

I find it fairly horrendous myself. It clearly looks like they're after a tablet friendly design which is pants for those wanting to access it on PC - more scrolling, garish font use, a Janet and John corporate monster.

Is it all bad? No - I quite like the menu button idea. But apart from also liking the TNA logo set against black, that's really about it.

There's more on why this is such a wonderful and radical innovation at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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