Monthly Archives: August 2010

Our New Web Site

I admit, it’s been a long time since I’ve written. I’m sorry. We’ve had a few exciting new opportunities come our way in the last few months, and this has taken up a lot of my time.

One of our new exciting changes is our new Web site. The old site was great and leading-edge when it was created around 2006 or 2007, but over the years, more facets and features were added on to it. The site layout was widened, and, instead of creating new style sheets to refresh it, because my time was limited, I “bulked up” the code — essentially placing a “patch” on it.

This year, I was lucky enough to set aside some time to rebuild the site from scratch. It grew from a week-long job into a month-long job; anyone in the offices could tell you I wasn’t a happy camper about it dragging out so long!

We decided we wanted some big changes. Amongst these were:

  • An easier-to-read font size
  • Simpler-to-read language
  • A very “open” look
  • More emphasis on main information and less emphasis on less important information
  • “Buried” information brought to the same level as other information but put in another area
  • Redevelopment of the Students @ NaSA area to incorporate it more into the main site
  • Separation of enrolment information from the information section

Web sites are “living, breathing documents” that constantly change, so we may make a few more changes to help those who view it more user-friendly.

Of course, we also welcome any feedback you have on these changes, so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact me, and I can discuss this further with you.

Happy reading!

Scott Fack is the Director of Operations for The National School of Aesthetics, the South Island’s leading beauty therapy, nail technology and spa therapies training provider.