New website

If you have visited in the last few days, you’ve probably noticed we’ve redone our web site.

The previous version was all html+css, and it was getting progressively more difficult to manage as we added new pages or edited the existing ones. After some deliberation and testing of alternatives, we settled on the latest version (2.5) of the Joomla CMS. Joomla is fairly easy to learn and to configure, and it has a very large and active user community and a vast array of add-ons (both free and commercial).

We selected a template not too dissimilar to the previous web site’s look and feel, made a few customizations, and proceeded to transfer the 1200+ pages from the old site to the new. We’ve very happy with the new site, and it’s certainly far easier to maintain and update. The new site is slightly slower than the old one — we are still working on tweaking the performance, so that should improve over time.

If you notice anything missing or not working correctly on the new site, or if you have any comments on the looks or functionality, please let us know.

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