The old FMA website had 'good bones' but needed modern, updated usability
Annapolis, MD (Vocus) September 2, 2010
Sidus Group, Sidus Group Annapolis-based Web Design and Cloud Hosting pioneer, is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website for the Fort Meade Alliance. The new site offers a user-friendly layout for greater ease in navigation; enhanced features such as an online membership application and renewal process; and an updated look and feel.
The Fort Meade Alliance initially approached Sidus Group with concerns that their website was difficult for members to navigate. Sidus Group Creative Director, Jackie Dee suggested the inclusion of a site map in the footer of all pages, sub-navigation on the right side of every section, site search capability and breadcrumbs. “The old FMA website had ‘good bones’ but needed modern, updated usability,” said Dee. “They also needed enhanced functionality to capture more data, so we came up with a design strategy that accomplished that goal and made their jobs much easier.”
The Fort Meade Alliance is an independent membership organization that supports and promotes Fort George G. Meade as an economic asset and resource to the region. The growing, vibrant organization has more than 235 company members, representing 30,000 local employees. The new website, http://www.ftmeadealliance.org, now includes: membership application and renewal; calendaring; event registration; a photo gallery; video capability and is WAI 2.0 Section 508 Compliant. In addition, the site also uses Joomla Content Management System which provides Fort Meade Alliance staff members the ability to edit all aspects of the site at any time without difficulty.
“Our new enhanced web site helps take the Fort Meade Alliance to the next level,” said Rosemary Budd, President of the Fort Meade Alliance. “Sidus Group worked incredibly hard to bring our vision of a professional, user-friendly and attractive site to reality.”
Sidus Group has provided website design and hosting support to FMA for the past 5 years through their philanthropic program, Sidus Shares. Jason Silva, Sidus COO, has also served as FMA Board Member for the past 3 years.
For more information about the Sidus Group and a look at their design portfolio, please visit Sidus Design.
About Sidus Group, LLC
Since 1999, Sidus Group, LLC, Sidus Group has been providing Managed Hosting, Web Design and Web Marketing, E-commerce and Web Consulting for businesses and governmental agencies throughout the community, U.S., and the world. With an integrated approach of hosting, technical support, and customized design and marketing solutions, Sidus has created and implemented strategies in support of our customer’s goals. For more information please visit Sidus Group or call 410-897-1050 or 888-99-SIDUS.
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