The Jane Austen society of North America by Iris Lutz
Jasna’s public face recently had a major lift. If you haven’t visited the society’s website recently, stop by to see the new and improved JASNA.org. You don’t have to be a JASNA member to benefit from the site’s redesign. In addition to serving as the home base for members, JASNA.org is a source of scholarly articles and essays about the life and works of Jane Austen. About 95 per cent of the visitors are non-members, and more than half come to read the digital journal, Persuasions On-Line, and the archive of early issues of Persuasions, our print journal. With that in mind, one of the goals of the redesign was to showcase publications and add additional search capabilities.
The first change that returning visitors will notice is the fresh, contemporary design that better expresses JASNA’s personality, while evoking our interest in the past with colour drawn from a Robert Adam ceiling and design touches reminiscent of antique books: lower-case Roman numerals in the main menu that echo a table of contents, a soft white background and classic fonts. But the redesign is more than a facelift; the 1,800-page site has been improved in a variety of ways.
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