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- Details about AGM 2013
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This is Jennifer Snoek-Brown, your friendly web manager, and I'm excited to share with you some updates and new features for our regional web site!
First of all, these updates are possible due to a recent site upgrade to the Pro level, and many thanks go to our Board of Officers
for approving that site upgrade!Image updates
- We have a new header slideshow (scroll up to the top of this page to view), featuring some of the different headers on different pages of the site. This slideshow is only on the home page of the site, and you can scroll through the images using the dots in the righthand corner.
- There's a new "favicon" feature. A "favicon" is a small icon that appears next to the site's URL in the browser's address bar. I used a Jane Austen portrait for our site's favicon.
- To make it easier to find one's way around the site, there's a new and improved search box on the home page.
- This search box is also included in the new footer on the bottom of each page. Now you can search on our site from any page!
- We have a new Lending Library page, thanks to Kathleen McCann's hard work. Please check it out!
- And last, but not least, we now have the ability to have members-only pages of the site that are password-protected. This has enabled us to have a password-protected version of the Lending Library page that includes full contact details.
- Note: I have also added a Members Only page on the main navigation bar, which will include links to all the password-protected pages, as we continue to explore this option for our group's activities. If you are a current regional member and would like to request the password, please contact our Regional Coordinator.
Which update or new feature is your favorite? Please take a minute and take our quick poll, at right, and let us know!
Celebrate site updates!
Our new Jane Austen "favicon"
Below is the final cover for Pride and Prejudice and Kitties
, co-written by our own Debbie Guyol.
Although this title isn't officially published yet -- it's due out in the spring -- it has already made it to a Wall Street slideshow honoring "All Things Austen
", in honor of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice
. How exciting!
Check out the Wall Street slideshow by clicking here
An update from your friendly web manager...
Stats snapshot from our Weebly site server
For the first six months of the launch of our region's web site (January through June 2012), here are some statistics to celebrate:
- Over 1,000 page views per month!
- 8,978 total page views (so far)*
- 2.43 pages per visit**
- 12:11 minutes average per visit**
- Almost 100 visits directly from the main JASNA web site
- Most popular pages**: Home page, 2012 Events, Events, Carpooling, Contacts, Membership, Links, Our Region, and our "Look for 'Austenland' to hit theaters in 2012" blog post
* Weebly server statistics
** Google Analytics statistics
The "Lizzie Bennet Diaries" are a series of short YouTube videos chronicling the life of 20-something Lizzie Bennet. A fun, modern and charming update of Pride & Prejudice
There are 24 web episodes so far, and each episode lasts 3-5 minutes. The first episode is linked below.
The "Lizzie Bennet Diaries" web site is here at http://lizziebennetdiaries.tumblr.com
, or you can go straight to the video playlist on YouTube here at http://www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet
The OxfordWords blog
has a brand new feature: the Pride and Prejudice
interactive text analyzer.
So what's the analyzer all about? As the post states
"Have you ever wondered how often the word prejudice
appears in Austen’s novel? Or which character is most often mentioned next to the word happiness
Using our interactive text analyser you can break down this well-loved novel to see which collocates
(i.e. those words most often appearing alongside a given word) appear with words such as pride
, discover the frequency of key words and character names in each chapter, and even read example sentences from the book. The analyser gives you the opportunity to dive into the text and explore it from a completely new angle."
By the way, the word prejudice
appears 5 times in the novel according to the analyzer, and the character Jane
is mentioned most often near the word happiness
From your friendly web manager... thanks again for all the great feedback on our new web site! To celebrate the first month, January 2012, of our web site, here are some statistics:
* Weebly server stats
** Google Analytics stats