WWW.HR is a Web-based information
service project supported by the Croatian Academic and Research
Network (CARNet). WWW.HR tends to be a thematic portal, providing
regional information specifically concerning Croatia. WWW.HR consists
of two services: general info on Croatia and a directory of the
Croatian Web sites. Beside a touch-sensitive map of the Republic
of Croatia, general info on Croatia provides "Short info about
Croatia", covering national history, tourism, economy, nature,
geography, politics, arts, culture, sport and Internet resources.
A directory of Croatian Web sites is hierarchically organized
in 15 categories and 344 subcategories. The content of the directory
is fully searchable by keyword and/or by Boolean expression. Sites
are added based on submissions from webmasters. All newly submitted
sites are reviewed by the administrator and added to the directory.
This article presents WWW.HR as a national Web portal, retrospecting
its past and reviewing its current status, with a special emphasis
on a new, improved directory of the Croatian Web sites, tailored
according to users demands.