In October 2010, the Ohio Chapter of the HTCIA decided to update their website to provide a more modern experience for their members. In addition to substantial cosmetic changes, this website also offers new features. The site has been divided in to four main sections: Meetings & Training Events; Members' Section; Student Charters; Resources.
Each section is backed with a RSS feed that allows you to subscribe to sections, this way you can receive the latest information as it is posted. Just click on the at the bottom-left of the page, or use your web browser's RSS button. Many sub-sections also have their own feeds, so if you just want to subscribe to a particular sub-section, just navigate to that section and again, use the link provided at the bottom of the page (i.e. To subscribe only to updates regarding Events, navigate to Meetings & Training Events).
We are currently experimenting with options to make the website more accessible on mobile devices (e.g. Android, iPhone).
This website is running on a popular Open Source CMS called Joomla! Joomla! provides an easy-to-use management interface for adding and maintaining content, and a flexible framework for styling and appearance. For more information, please visit www.joomla.org.
Joomla! also offers a very flexible mechanism for expanding its capabilities with extensions. Here are some of the extensions we are using on this site:
- Mini-Post It by JooForge
- Pandanotes by JooForge
- Akeeba Backup by Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
- AdminTools by Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
- QContacts by Massimo Giagnoni
- JoomlaCK by WexSolution Ltd
- Modalizer by NoNumber! (Peter van Westen)
- OpenPotion Asynchronous Google Analytics by OpenPotion
- Mobile Joomla! by Mobile Joomla!
The layout or skin of this website was created with the aid of a program called Artisteer. Artisteer is tool that allows users to generate and customize a standards-compliant website template with almost no knowledge of (X)HTML.