Five Divisions launch new websites

Five Divisions have launched new Web sites using the new free Web Design and Hosting provided by APA's Web Strategy and Content Office (WSCO)

Five Divisions have launched new Web sites using the new free Web Design and Hosting provided by APA's Web Strategy and Content Office (WSCO). Divisions 6, 28, 35, 39 and 49 have launched their newly redesigned Web sites in the last few weeks.

The new web hosting service is a powerful all-in-one solution with design, graphics, content and technical support offered free of charge to all divisions.

"This is a great service for divisions!" said Micheline Meyers, Division Services Coordinator. "The sites allow complete integration of Division content into the infrastructure of APA.org, allowing them to be searchable and cross-linked with related content throughout the APA site."

Not only is the redesign of the site free to Divisions, it also is staffed by APA's WSCO team, graphic artists, and content specialists.

"With the ongoing support of the APA staff, Divisions can focus on providing up-to-date content to their members, rather than focusing on Web maintenance and hosting," Meyers said.

In addition to launching the Web Design and Hosting, the WSCO is moving forward with launching APA Communities. APACommunities.org is the new social networking tool and collaborative work area that
will provide division members a place to interact with one another, discuss topics of interest and work together on documents housed in a central repository.

Features included in the new Communities include discussion forums, searchable member profiles, polls and surveys, blogs, announcement areas, collaborative work areas, and much more. Again, WSCO provides staff to create and support the Communities and to help Divisions make the most out of the functionality.

WSCO will provide information on Web Design and Hosting, as well as APA Communities, at the Annual Convention in August, during the following times:

President Elect Breakfast (by Invite)
7-8:50 a.m., Friday, August 5
Franklin/McPherson Square Rooms – Grand Hyatt 

Understanding and Developing Division Membership (open session)
2-3 p.m., Friday, August 5
Grand Hyatt, Burnham Room 

WSCO-staffed Booth
In the Resource Center
Convention Center

For more information on these free services for Division, contact Micheline Meyers at (202) 336-6197 or Dana Wakefield at (202) 312-6498.

Link: WSCO Presentation on Web Hosting and Design, APACommunities (PDF, 6.66MB)