I hope the word "WOW" came to mind when you started to read this post. Looking nice eh?
Yes, after many months of work we finally were at a point to go live with our new website. The design, as created by NAKA media, was done for some time ago, but that was simply the start of a long process, because we wanted a whole bunch of new pages as well. Plus, we wanted to introduce a content management system for the site, so that staff without programming skills, would be able to make updates to the site. We specifically want to thank Anthony Plattsmier from Open Gadget for his enormous help on this front, because he donated many dozens of hours installing, debugging and other complex coding time to this website.
So, now you have an opportunity to read in much more detail what the Austin Planetarium is about, how you can help, and how this project is progressing. But wait, there is more, because as a matter of fact we're not done yet!
One thing we are still working on is our online store. Yesterday, just before going live, we discovered some bugs preventing a customer from actually paying for an item, so there is still some more work to do there, but hopefully within a week we should be done with that as well. Then there are some additional pages we would like to add, and then we want to start rewriting the AstroNews page.
But for now, we're a BIG step forward, and I hope that you are impressed with our efforts so far. Please let us know what you think!