Our New SIte!

Well, by now you all have seen the revised additions to our site. Just to give you some history on the inner workings...

We began this journey in late November, 2008. Our first site was really just a blog site. It’s actually still up at http://hillcresttechteam.blogspot.com/. Maybe I should take it down. All the blog entries will be reposted here for archival as they were with our previous site. But that was it for about 2 years. Then I built a new site with iWeb around April, 2010. I still have that locally, but most of the feature set like RSS feeds and Photo Gallery went away when MobileMe moved to iCloud.

This new site is created with Rapid Weaver, again two years later after iWeb. I love this application - http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/overview/. For $79 it beats Adobe DreamWeaver on cost alone. Very easy to use. If you get stuck there’s plenty of tutorials online as well as a subscribed Learning School for going beyond the essentials.

Since using Rapid Weaver, I have built 6 sites using their starter templates:

- www.crossroads616.tv
- www.hillcrest50th.org
- www.areyouintersections.org
- www.surpriseeverybody.org
- www.lucidmedia-inc.com
- www.highkmedia.tv

So, if you’re curious about this stuff and want to help maintain our sites, let me know. I will have all the intro and advanced tutorials online in a few weeks to get you started. Robert has also become a wiz with Rapid Weaver. He maintained Intersections and the 50th when they were being used. But his bread and butter has been WordPress. So if you have a WordPress site already and need some enhancements, Robert is your man!

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