Going Live…

I’ve been a little quite lately due to being extremely busy with the Boy Scouts of America. We recently migrated the main site from a flat file HTML system to a content managed system using Sitecore CMS. The migration was a learning experience due to Sitecore’s completely customizable architecture…but…we got it done.

The new site (you can see it at http://www.scouting.org and compare it to the old site at http://old.scouting.org) went live on Tuesday Feb 19 and has been very stable. We’ve had a few minor hiccups (broken links, etc) but overall, it’s been good. The front page is 100% html and the rest of the site is 95% Sitecore driven…the front page will continue to morph as we change the design and add a few more Sitecore driven features.

Remind me to tell you about my thoughts on Sitecore one day. For now….i’d say sitecore is a good product but don’t look for an immediate ROI upon first implementation. Sitecore takes a lot of upfront customization but delivers long term benefits.

Now that this phase is over, we are on to phase 2 with some really interesting functionality and 35+ more sites migrated into the system.

I hope to be able to get back to more regular blogging schedule soon.

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Scot Herrick
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Looks good, Eric!

I know nothing of what is under the hood, but the site is clean in design, loads fast, and is visually appealing. Can’t ask for much more than that…

Eric Brown
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Thanks Scot.

We still have plenty of work to do to clean it up and get it more organized but it is a good start.