Belvoir launches redesigned homepage
April 29, 2011
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - There's an all new look to Fort Belvoir's main homepage - bringing everything users need right to their fingertips.
The Fort Belvoir Public Affairs Office re-launched the website www.belvoir.army.mil Monday.
The new site includes streaming video of the Pentagon Channel and links to Belvoir's social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, according to Jacqueline Leeker, public affairs specialist.
The newly designed site also has an eateries page, a link to Belvoir's podcast and weather-related information that Families on post should find most useful for the future, she said.
"The page was 10 years old, so it was time for a makeover." Leeker said.
The new design was carefully chosen to reflect Fort Belvoir's heritage as home to Soldiers and their training here for nearly 100 years, said Don Carr, Fort Belvoir director of public affairs.
"Centered on the banner is Fort Belvoir's seal patterned after the painting, 'Flight Over Belvoir,' by Jackson Miles Abbott," Carr said. "The page's overall appearance has been updated to reflect the Army Combat Uniform pattern of the uniform worn by today's Soldiers.
Content has been reorganized with an eye toward making it easier to navigate between the variety of available information.
"We wanted to consolidate everything onto one site and make things easy for anyone using the site. Our next step is to have the directors under garrison command update their organization's individual web pages," Leeker said.
Ruby Carrington, a web developer with Belvoir's Network Enterprise Center, has been hard at work on the web redesign for the past six months. The redesign began in November by a team made up of members from Headquarters Fort Belvoir, the PAO and the NEC.
"It was truly an honor to be granted this opportunity to redesign the Belvoir website. The task has been challenging, but exciting at the same time," Carrington said. "Our main goal was to make the site user-friendly, but to also have the look and feel of what Belvoir represents, which is the Army. I think we've captured all that."
Carr praised the team noting Leeker, Carrington and Rick Corl, NEC Server Team, as the project's primary contributors.
"The team stayed focused throughout the project, keeping in mind the needs of the end users as well as organization's need to present Fort Belvoir in the best light possible," he said. "I appreciate the outstanding talent, creativity, professionalism and patience the team showed in making the new site a reality.
"Please visit the new site and click around in it," he added. "Share this link with your own friends and family, and let us know what you think."
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