SikhNet.com Version 2

You might have been wondering what has been going on with me and why I haven’t been posting much on MrSikhNet.com in recent months. I know I used to post something almost every day, but for the past 2-4 months I have been deep in planning and development of the new SikhNet website. It takes quite a bit of time and work to create a professional website with all kinds services. Also, it is no small task to migrate SikhNet over to a whole new system (which is what we are doing). If we had a staff of 10 people this might go quicker but that isn’t the case for SikhNet so things can take time. 

I was calling this new site SikhNet 2.0 but, I guess SikhNet is way past version 2 since we have gone through many revisions over the past 11+ years. It is however a big change from our current system which has been the same for many years, so this is a big step.

 

The new SikhNet website is still under development but getting closer to "phase 1" switch over which we hope to do at the end of next week. Those of you who read this on MrSikhNet.com are some of the first few to check out the new website.

Some of the main changes to SikhNet so far are:

  • - Simplified and Re-organized home page
  • - Site oriented more like a media/e-zine focused on articles and content
  • - Flash News Scroller visually showing featured articles
  • - Strong focus on video with featured videos on the home page.
  • - Beautiful custom artwork for major sections by Kanwar Singh

There is lots more stuff that we are in progress with and will be announced after phase one and we do the switch over to the new system. It’s all so exciting! There is so much to do. I wish we had 10 people to work on this. If any of you reading this are skilled in php/drupal/css/web design and would like to help please do let me know.

You can take a look at the new website at: web2.sikhnet.com 

Let me know what you think and if you have any feedback, see bugs, or have suggestions. Keep in mind that the site is still under development and things are not finished, so this is just a "sneak preview". It also might be a bit slow which we will optimize more as we get things finalized.

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