With the termination of the Webs.com web-hosting service, we have seen a large migration of Local Section Websites to the ACS Network. The majority of these transitions took place rather smoothly last summer, and since then, a few local sections have done... more
When it comes to developing a valuable web presence for your component group, building a website is only half the battle. Regardless of your site’s content or design, if no one visits the space, there is no real value in its existence. That being said, we... more
With the pending shutdown of the service with webs.com (*.sites.acs.org), many folks have moved or relaunched their website. We have some hints as to what you can/should do in terms of making sure your new website is found.
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 your site and make it difficult for bot... more
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. If it i
First, only admins will have... more
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 website is. Even if you if you have not moved it... more
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 might look like. In this post, we're sh... more
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, Officers, and Activities.
Hopefully you have taken time to inventory your web content and to understand the strategy for your website as you move forward with creating a new site or migrating your current one. You should have an understanding of the type of content, frequency, so... more
Now that you have an idea of how your website has been structured in the past and what you would like to accomplish, we would like to help you think about resources.
Resources are key to maintaining an effective website. You may want to consider creating a... more
Last week, we suggested you create a content inventory of your current website. This week, we will think more about the future state of your website. You may want to discuss these questions with your executive team or other engaged members of your local s... more
Now that you know you must move or redo your website, where do you begin?
We recommend first doing an assessment of your current website.