Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Website Design | www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com

Today, we're pleased to unveil the new www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com! It's still a work-in-progress, so bear in mind that some links aren't operational yet. Keep checking in as we add more functionality and continue to improve.

Leave us a comment below if you have any comments, corrections or concerns.

-The NIMSC Web Team

4 comments:

  1. I'm very disappointed in the the lack of information and pictures for the Paver Program. The original web site had great pictures of Heritage Walk and the pavers. There was an explanation of the flags on Heritage Walk and other useful information. I really miss the wonderful and heartfelt stories and pictures of the pavers that had been purchased and the information regarding the dedication ceremonies. There were also links that were posted and updated to the media that might have been in attendance for the special stories that came from the Paver Dedications.
    I was at the Museum for the graduation of my son in May of 2009. In January of 2010 I attended my first Paver Dedication ceremony for 18 yr. old Fallen Hero PFC. Matthew Wildes. An on-line group of Army parents and spouses got together to purchase this paver and then we met the parents of this wonderful soldier for the first time at the dedication ceremony. We continue our frienship to this day.
    I'm hoping that maybe you all are not done "tweaking" the site?????
    Thank You!!!
    Mona Lisa Spirko

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  2. Thank you for your comment, Ms. Spirko. I apologize for the delayed response; I was away at military training for two months without contact and, as lead web designer for the National Infantry Foundation, no one was quite sure how to answer you.

    The short answer is: no, we’re not done tweaking, and the entire “Dedications” section will undergo an expansion in Phase II of the plan. Right now, we’re still working out the programming kinks on the basic shell before we expand the map into a maze of subpages.

    As with everything else in the museum, we don’t want to put information on display until we’ve got an appropriate, dignified display built for it; we treat our website and it’s content as we do our galleries and the artifacts they contain.

    We’ve still got an ever-expanding collection of paver stories on hand, to be placed on permanent display at a later date. In the meantime, however, since you have indicated an interest in reading paver stories, we can post some of our favorites here on this blog. We run this blog to host our quick-changing dynamic content; it’s easily updated and can run a variety of different stories.

    Currently, we’re looking for user submissions to run a series of articles about 9/11 and the Global War on Terror…the National Infantry Museum is filled with stories of regular people who find themselves of extraordinary circumstances, we’d love to hear your experiences in your own words.

    So again, I thank you for your input and will keep you updated on our web progress. If you have any further comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to email be at jbeck@nationalinfantryfoundation.org

    Regards,
    Jordan R. Beck
    Digital Media Coordinator, National Infantry Foundation

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  3. Mona Lisa,

    That's a great use of pavers! I'd love to hear more about that myself. And I'm sorry to hear about Matthew.

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