By Vidhan Rana

Whittaker Associates is pleased to announce that we have just launched our brand new website. The website contains a fresh design, easier usability, detailed explanations of our services, updated content, and a built-in blog. This redesign process was a truly global experience as the layout was created by Digital Max Solutions, a web solutions provider based in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the first major overhaul of our website since our earlier version was launched in September 2004.

Here is how this website will improve our user experience:

Improved Navigation – The navigation panel on the top of the page gives users a cleaner and friendlier interface that makes browsing the site more intuitive.

Comprehensive Search Feature – The search box on the top-right hand corner is available from any page on the website and allows users to search all content contained on the site.

Built-in Blog – The Whittaker Report, our company’s trademark newsletter/blog, is now incorporated inside the website. The blog includes the complete archive of our newsletter dating back to January 2002 and a tag feature which allows users to read blogs on a number of specific interests.

Controllable Embeds – The website makes use of valuable embeds from a number of sources like YouTube, Slideshare, Google Picasa, and Google Maps, giving the user complete control of the content they view.

The site was designed using WordPress, an open-source content management system. Though a popular blogging tool, WordPress is a perfect application for businesses of all sizes. The best aspect of WordPress as a content management tool is that any Whittaker Associates staff member can edit the website and make changes to the content, design, and navigation without much prior knowledge of PHP or HTML coding. This will benefit our users as it gives us the ability to make updates to our website more frequently.

If you are interested to learn more about WordPress, check out this excellent overview posted below (There are other tutorial videos on YouTube if you want a more comprehensive overview of the application). Click on the video to view it on YouTube.

We hope that this website keeps our clients and friends better informed about our company. Please browse our website and feel free to give us your feedback either by commenting on this blog post or emailing us personally.