Connecting Industry, the online hub for the UK’s largest portfolio of industrial magazines – including Design Solutions – has been completely re-engineered and re-launched.

A comprehensive online resource for engineers and manufacturing professionals, the website is now more attractive, easier to navigate and user-friendly. This has new search options, an extensive supplier database, an interactive events calendar and rich multi-media content, together with links to all the major social networks.

Each of the Connecting Industry publications now has a section of its own, enabling visitors to go straight to the magazine/story that is of most relevance and interest to them. There is also a user-friendly search tool for those wanting to read the latest industry news, application articles and case studies, and find the products and/or suppliers they require. The searchable database allows users to quickly and efficiently find companies by product category, geographical location, alphabetically or by keyword search.

The new site also has built-in web 2.0 functionality so that it integrates seamlessly with social networks. In this way, Connecting Industry will build a community between magazines, readers and suppliers. Furthermore, the site makes it even easier to read the latest digital editions of each magazine, register to receive printed copies and sign up for regular e-newsletters.