You may read the headline above and wonder, "Why is he telling me this...I can see for myself that the Web site is different!" My firm, SmartMedia (tm), is recreating and redeploying the IICS Web site and I thought you might like to know why it is changing and what will happen to it this year.
This IICS site is primarily a communications vehicle for IICS members and "brochureware" for those people interested in interactivity and curious how IICS can help. It is not HotWired, Pathfinder or c|Net----nor is it intended to be like them. They have huge budgets and staffs who accomplish some fun and amazing interactive feats.
PHASE 1 OF THE SITE
I guess it goes without saying that the nature of the Web itself is one that is dynamic and ever changing. Even though we wanted to deploy the best Web site possible, I felt it was vitally important that we deploy something immediately instead of waiting until the perfect site was created. Therefore, we are putting the site up in two phases. What you'll see within this site is the first phase.
I'd like to take just a moment to outline our vision for the site and take this opportunity to tell you that I am interested in your comments, suggestions and criticisms. The only way this site is going to meet your needs and evolve is for you to get involved. Be interactive...let me know what you think.
As you can see from the site structure menu at your left, there are five main sections (plus the Front Page and Home page) within the IICS.org site: