WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 7, 2014 – Easy navigation, integration of social media and responsive design are hallmarks of a new generation of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation website, hif.ciniva.net, launched this fall. The Foundation is a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public schools across the state. Its website recorded 1.25 million visits last year.
The home page and main sections of the new site feature a mosaic of images designed to engage consumers, educators, students and museum supporters. Drop-down menus at the top and footer menus at the bottom of every page provide ready access to site content, including information about visiting Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, special events and exhibitions, the forthcoming American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, educational curriculum materials, donating in support of museum programs, and museum shopping.
Global navigation at the very top of site pages links to social media, videos, events and ticketing, with additional pathways on main pages to the museums’ Facebook page and All About the Revolution history blog and to events and options for buying tickets and booking vacation packages online.
Responsive design, which detects and accommodates the type of device being used to access historyisfun.org, eliminates the need for a separate mobile site.
The new historyisfun.org site was custom-designed on a WordPress platform by Ciniva Web Agency of Norfolk, working with a group of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation staff. The project, overseen by a Foundation Board of Trustees task force, was funded in part by a Virginia Department of Transportation Enhancement Program grant.