A New Do

July 30, 2014

We are excited to announce that a our website, www.rcskids.org, is about to get a makeover. The current design was built in 24 hours by Zurb during ZurbWired 2011 and we still love it!

So why change it?

Unfortunately, the site is starting to show its age. It was originally built on a pre-release version of Foundation 2 and now there are visual flaws appearing on many modern browsers, especially on mobile devices. Additionally, with the abbreviated time frame, many pages could not be incorporated into the Content Management System allowing for non-coders to update content.

Gaps and font blemishes now on mobile devices.

It is now time for the site to clean up a bit. We are growing and serving more children and families on any given day than ever before. Plus, with Meaningful Use and Health Care Reform we need to get ready to provide more web-based solutions to our clients over the next few years, such as a secure portal to access their personal health information.

The More Things Change...

As stated before, we love the current design. This means that this makeover is intended to retain the spirit of the original design just clean it up a bit. It is our hope that once the update is done it will look familiar, yet cleaner, faster to load and more up-to-date.

Here are some of the key milestones for the project:

  • Move all content into the Content Management System (done)
  • Create the new template using the latest release of Foundation (done)
  • Test, test, test
  • Launch

Once we got started, we discovered some additional ways to improve the site, such as a new Donation interface and a new Calendar.

Coming Soon

Our target date to launch the new design is on August 19, 2014, the three-year anniversary of the ZurbWired launch. We hope you like it!