• Check your permissions

    If we set you up with a new forum, it is likely that you will have to change the permissions on the forum once you are ready to go public. You should try accessing your forum without being logged into the ACS Network....
    Christine Brennan Schmidt
    last modified by Christine Brennan Schmidt
  • Archiving Old Content

    We have seen many groups try to preserve the history of their group on their website. As a professional who has worked in the web field for many years, I can say this is generally not a good practice. It can clutter y...
  • Maintaining a Sub-Forum Containing an Overview Page

    The purpose of this document is to instruct Network users and section webmasters on how to interact with, edit, and manage a sub-space on the ACS Network with a specific navigation configuration of either “Activ...
    Michael Davis
    last modified by Michael Davis
  • How to Maintain a Sub-Forum with the "Activity + Pages" Navigation Setting

    The purpose of this document is to instruct Network users and section webmasters on how to interact with, edit, and manage a sub-space on the ACS Network with a specific navigation configuration of “Activity + P...
    Michael Davis
    last modified by Michael Davis
  • Migrating .sites Websites

    The ACS Website Team is giving excellent advice to Sections, Divisions, and other ACS entities, for creating new websites for themselves that are independent of the sites.acs.org platform which, for reasons beyond ACS...
    Paul Tukey
    last modified by Paul Tukey
  • General Functions in the ACS Network

    Below is a general overview of ACS Network spaces. Listed are differences between forums and groups, tiles and widgets, and categories and tags.   Types of Network Spaces Groups Forums (Spaces) Can be made pub...
    Jamie Heinrich
    last modified by Jamie Heinrich
  • Migrating from Webs.com to the ACS Network - Wabash Valley Example

    This document is intended to serve as a demonstration on how to transfer content from a webs.com site to a space in the ACS Network.   Some supplemental content which may aid in understanding features of this ex...
    Jamie Heinrich
    last modified by Jamie Heinrich
  • Members & Permissions

    This document is intended to demonstrate the use of Membership in Groups and Permissions in Forums. For a side-by-side comparison of the two, see General Functions in the ACS Network. For a step-by-step example of how...
    Jamie Heinrich
    last modified by Jamie Heinrich
  • Suggestions for May

    As mid-May approaches, we want to remind you that we the deadline to have websites off of Webs.com is drawing near.  We would like to request that groups who have done so, please let us know where your new w...
    Christine Brennan Schmidt
    last modified by Christine Brennan Schmidt
  • Recommended Tools Cheat Sheet

    Below is a quick list of tools best suited for designing a space on the ACS Network. If seeking more detailed information about how each of these tools may be used, please reference the original tools document linked ...
    Jamie Heinrich
    last modified by Christine Brennan Schmidt
  • Recommended Tools for Designing a Streamline Group/Forum

    Below is a list of tools best suited for designing a space on the ACS Network that is easy to update and maintain.   Tool (Tiles) Tool (Widgets) Function Recommended Use Document Viewer Document Viewer Disp...
    Jamie Heinrich
    last modified by Jamie Heinrich
  • This is a Test Document

    I'll remove it after I see what happens when I post it.     -- Paul Tukey, paul.tukey@gmail.com
    Paul Tukey
    last modified by Paul Tukey
  • Notifying the National Office

    If/when you change where your website is hosted, please send an email to updates@acs.org. This will allow the national office to update the link and the search results that appear on acs.org.
    Christine Brennan Schmidt
    last modified by Christine Brennan Schmidt
  • Using the ACS Network To Host Your Website

    As you evaluate options for hosting your website, you may want to consider using the ACS Network as an interim or permanent host. Several members have asked us for information about what a website on the ACS Network m...
    Elisabeth Voress
    created by Elisabeth Voress
  • Writing Style

    Here are some tips for writing engaging website copy. Note that some of the “rules” presented here conflict with standard writing and grammar rules.   Active Voice Using action words creates a more ...
    Elisabeth Voress
    last modified by Elisabeth Voress
  • Scannability

    Scannability refers to the ease with which a user can read and absorb content on a webpage. Online readers scan webpages; they rarely read word-for-word.   Content that is considered “scannable” help...
    Elisabeth Voress
    last modified by Elisabeth Voress
  • Readability

    Readability describes the ease (or difficulty) with which content can be read. For web writing, readability should be at about the 8th grade level. When writing a web page: Keep in mind the kinds of things that will...
    Elisabeth Voress
    last modified by Elisabeth Voress
  • Writing for the Web

    Why It's Important People read differently online than offline. It's important to cater to your visitors' reading style to make sure they get the information they want/need.   How you write your page will depend...
    Elisabeth Voress
    last modified by Elisabeth Voress
  • Decision about webs.com and Component Group Websites

    Elisabeth Voress
    last modified by Elisabeth Voress
  • 5 Must-Have Pages for Your Website

    As you begin to plan your website, you may be wondering about the content you should provide and best practices for making those decisions. We recommend that you start with 5 critical pages: Home, About Us, Contact Us...
    Elisabeth Voress
    last modified by Elisabeth Voress