For those that missed the initial announcement last week In-Depth Outdoors will be releasing a new website platform late June. Here’s a link to that initial announcement along with a sneak peek of the look and lay-out.
In an effort to help ease the transition we thought it best to release additional sneak peeks as well as some info that lays out what visitors to the IDO websites can expect once the new site is released.
1 – Our forums will be updated to facilitate a more modern user experience. Photo uploads will be easier from all platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile. Any logged in user will be able to embed videos. Uploaded photos will be tied to a photo album for each member.
2 – The look and lay-out of our forums will remain largely unchanged in an effort to maintain a “familiar” look and functionality. We don’t want people to feel lost or confused when they visit the new site for the first time. So if you want to get to a comfortable space simply click on “forums” on the new site and the navigational experience should seem very familiar. From there you can explore when the time is right.
3 – The new site has a powerful back-end platform which will make managing all the content here on IDO less time-consuming and will provide for a much “richer” browsing experience.
4 – The new website brings all our sites under one roof making browsing and even communication between our sites very simple and straightforward.
5 – The new site has an improved website design, that looks great on any device.
6 – The new site will accommodate larger photos and additional placement of videos for a much more engaging experience.
7 – Clean and clear navigation, even on a smartphone.
8 – New categorization and tagging options will be offered, making content more easy to discover. For example, if you want to see all recent content related to Wisconsin that info will be available to you on one easy to navigate page.
Well, that’s all for now. We’ll keep everyone posted on the impending release of the new website as new details come our way and production milestones are reached behind the scenes.