We have redesigned the website to make it more user-friendly and interactive and to provide a fresh look that will improve information flow to members by making it much easier to find and share resources. As you can see, almost everything has changed. The underlying philosophy behind the update was to make the site friendly, professionally relevant, informative, visually appealing and fast.
The new site makes the most of the new generation of wide-screen computer monitors with easy-to-use horizontal navigation bars – with most information no more than two mouse clicks away.
The main channels are on the top menu bar – which provide basic information about your professional society, membership, ACAP programs, special interest groups and resources. The lower menu bar provides up to date information on ACAP activities nationally and for each Chapter, as well as links to publications, media releases, and positions vacant. This information will be updated continually.
Members Only Areas
The new site also introduces some ‘Members Only’ sections, that members can access using their login details. This includes the new online learning management system which is a valuable tool that members can use to expand their knowledge and contribute towards their ACAP Certification (CAP program). [If your member information is not allowing you access, or if you have forgotten your username and password – you can try the ‘reset your password’ link on the right, or contact us (select password reset)]
The website has been created under the direction of Ryan Lovett and is one of several major developments undertaken by ACAP over the last 12 months. Ryan has placed special attention on optimising the technical elements of the website so as to load faster and introduce streaming materials and interactive social networking content.
ACAP has also introduced a Web Content Manager, Amy Cotton, whose role is to manage site content. Amy is open to considering any content suggestions or site updates and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give us your feedback!
I encourage everyone to explore the site and check back regularly to ensure you are up to date with the latest ACAP activities. Reflecting our long-standing commitment to learning and constant improvement, we welcome your feedback as we continue to improve this site. This may be via a short survey, which should take less than 3 minutes of your time, or you can provide your own comments via the ‘Contact Us’ link to ‘Webmaster’.
Ian Patrick ASM FACAP