Day: June 13, 2019

CanLII Has a New Look! 👀

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By Alisa Lazear; reblogged with permission from the CanLII Blog 

Thanks to the feedback from our users and the help of the Lexum team, CanLII has undergone a website refresh.

Here are the changes that have been made to improved your experience:

  • On the look and feel side, the font family is now Open Sans, and we chose to stick to only two possible font sizes throughout the site: 14 (body) and 24pts (headers), with the goal of making everything more legible than before. We have also made lists more uniform, using alternative backgrounds, where applicable, as well as columns and filters for ease of navigation.https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/regu/
  • The display of search results has been slightly reorganized and search results now display page length, as can be seen in result number 1 here:

https://www.canlii.org/en/#search/type=decision

  • The document header has been redesigned with similar tabs for legislation and decisions. Each tab shows how many items it contains. These items are presented in alternative background lists that are adapted to their content and purpose.

https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/2016/2016scc27/2016scc27.html

https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-a-1/latest/rsc-1985-c-a-1.html#regulation

  • The site also has more whitespace to create balance and highlight what matters.

We hope you enjoy these new changes and if you have any thoughts on how we can continue to improve CanLII please let us know!