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.

2 responses to “Going Live…”

  1. Scot Herrick Avatar

    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…

  2. Eric Brown Avatar

    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.