Hey Hamilton Santa brought us a new website for Christmas!!!!
After 7 years we were in need of a major overhaul, and I started writing Santa a couple of years back asking him for one for Christmas, but he kept saying that I was still on his ” Naughty” list….geez Santa….so after intense lobbying from citizens of Hamilton, tourists, and politicians, he agreed, but apparently he still was muttering something under his beard the elves told me, something about the fact that he could not land his sleigh by the waterfalls as there was not a landing strip for them, garbage is being illegally dumped, not enough viewing platforms, staircases being closed, etc… ( The elves said this is a City Hall Matter and Hamilton Conservation problem to Santa, and apparently he immediately took his list out and added them to his ” Naughty” list. Hmmmmm, me thinks next year some folks will not be getting a visit from the big man!
So, here is the new site everyone!!!!!!!
Well……..sort of ….LOL
What the elves have done ( and still are) is they have downloaded the new software that the website will be built upon, and have activated it.
The best way to describe it is we have downloaded the frame of the car, and now we are adding the pieces.
The basis of any good website is the foundation, and what we are building on is the Genesis Platform, running the magazine pro theme.
This combination is a powerhouse to develop upon, and work will continually be done on the site, we should have a completed site by the middle of January.
This will be a major development for the entire City of Hamilton, it will become a powerhouse and continue to be a portal for tourists visiting our city.
Actually the vast power it will have will be evident and parts can be seen already, for those familiar with the old site will notice an addition of all our social media outlets already, 99% of folks had no idea they even existed as they were never linked beforehand.
The old site is still working in the background, its just the landing page that is running the new language right now.
We have come a long way Hamilton, in the last 5 years we have had 705,000 visits to the website, and in turn those visitors have clicked on 2.5 million pages in total.
That is just our website, our facebook, You Tube and all outlets together are another story all together, those numbers are just as impressive if not more so.
The power of the new website is amazing, we as a City can now all come together and show the world a lot easier about our jewels that we have and all the other things that make us great.
Merry Christmas Hamilton!!!