Beautiful April Days in New Orleans

So we're finally almost done getting this new site ready. I've been hard at work moving all the data from our old site to the new platform. I've gotten a chance to make the data more relevant and less wordy for the most part than it was--a lot of the stuff we had was from when the museum first opened in 2004!
After that's up and running, then I'll be able to focus more on the Wiki page. I'm working with one of the museum's interns to create new pages and keep it interesting, and we're going to start really marketing it on the new site and on social media sites. We're thinking of changing the name to something a little cooler than wiki, but we're not sure where to go with that quite yet...
The best and worst part of New Orleans is the mess of events that go on throughout the city, especially in the spring. They're always a lot of fun to go to, but it really detracts from our visitors and participants in programs because it seems like nobody wants to be inside at our events when there are so many outdoor activities. I think our location is partly to blame as well, but I feel like I'm not doing a good enough job of helping to market the museum. I know that's not really my job, but I feel somewhat responsible at the same time....
Besides this, not too much has been going on. Pondering next year, which I don't want to do, but it looks like it's coming up soon! I'm still a little upset that it took this long to get the new website put together because of our former web-designer. I feel like if I had known that he wasn't going to be able to finish it in a timely manner, I would have taken my own steps to work on a new platform. But that being said, I'm glad I have the help of a competent graphic designer and someone who knows exactly how to make everything look professional. I think at my level of computers, it would not have looked as good as it will now.
Well I have to get back to work and keep up on these tasks. I'm going to a talk tomorrow about emerging technologies, so hopefully I'll learn something new and useful! Hope everyone else is doing well and enjoying themselves! As soon as we've got everything working, I'll put up a link to our new site, but here's the basic thing now: Let me know what you think!

Comment from Molly Higgins on April 13, 2010 - 12:22pm

Can I just say, I LOVE THE COLORS on the website!