Your STCA volunteer Web Committee is excited to launch the new STCA web site. The existing STCA website has served us well since 2010, but the underlying Joomla content management system software is no longer supported and must be upgraded for us to stay current. The Web Committee has been testing in parallel with the newest version of Joomla for several months and is ready to cut over to production. Members will see a noticeable difference in appearance, but rest assured the existing website’s functions and features will carryover. The new software provides several advantages, including:
User interface improvements including simplified menus
Support for more device types (mobile/tablet)
When you see the new website you will see some immediate differences:
The menu is a single menu with dropdowns across the top of the page and it stays on the top of the page as you read.
Big - clear - buttons featuring STCA member artwork on the front page.
That said - the web committee will need your help to optimize the new STCA website. The STCA website is actually very comprehensive, and big, and with a change this comprehensive - it is entirely possible (likely) you will find broken links that we have missed. If you do find an error or something that does not work - please submit a submit FEEDBACK using the feedback menu on the upper right.
It is important to note that if you have "saved" links to the existing STCA website - they may not work on the new site. All the content is there and is in the same place (for example, if something was under "Breed", it will still be under "Breed")
Please do not email members of the webteam with errors or post problems on forums. It is unlikely the web team will see a forum post and we get so much email - we can easily miss/forget it. The Feedback mechanism logs an issue in the system database so that we can track it and we know what has been done and what is pending. In addition - when we correct an issue, you will be notified by the feedback system.
Thanks for your support in this transition - and we hope you enjoy the update site.
- STCA Web Team
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