Not a search engine but navigation routes within a research domain.
NATURE OF THE CI :
Navigation in the website : the user can move from one information item (click for details) to another by taking any "path". Various tables of contents facilitate navigation. The user can thus nicely reach items of interest and navigate within the network.
The Centre d'Informations (CI) aim is to articulate and display whatever type of knowledge available on a given field such as, here, the CSS5 members competencies.
The software is built as a network of information articulated using concepts (figure). The website should not be understood as a conventional search engine but as different ways to navigate quickly or quietly within this knowledge (information and concept) network.
Each information is thoroughly formalized; the aim is not exhaustivity or information amount but rather information quality so as to ensure the best possible articulation within the existing network (quality of the network). This may ensure covering the field with robustness.
concept : Jean Le Fur, 1999
NAVIGATION IN THE CI
- Select an entry which seems (even partly) appropriate for you and then navigate until you can display a competency.
- You can thereafter navigate from one competency to the other using the associated concepts (links in blue) at the bottom of the page.
- To go back, use the "backward" button of your browser.
This is the back to network's summary button
Each information is displayed following the same pattern:
Research theme (and details or translated subtitle)
Author and institution
The associated keywords with links for those shared between several members (unlinked keyword are hence specific to this profile)
The illustrations or media which constitute the actual information. Each is displayed as a clickable button corresponding to its type (see the current list of available media).
The CSS5 related navigation headings - these links provide access to the set of keywords of the corresponding type, then to related information.
A navigation suggestion is proposed based on the most covered path of previous users (number of times this trail has been covered)
At the bottom of the page clickable buttons with links to the main crossroads of the website.