National OA Web Site 10th Anniversary Redesign!
For anyone who frequents the National OA Web Site, you have almost certainly
noticed a big change in the site's design and navigation. However, this is not
the first time we've had a change like this, let's take a short trip down the past
www.oa-bsa.org domain name was originally forged
as the 1998 NOAC Web Site starting
in the fall of 1997. The site's purpose was to provide information about the
conference to participants and also provide a first hand look at the conference
itself. The original youth chairman was Doug Kupec and advised by Joe Glenski.
In 1998, following the national conference, the site was recognized by the National
OA Committee as the Official National OA Web Site. The design pictured on the left
only lasted for a few months while the official site was designed. The new
design was launched in
1999, featured a simple navigation menu with nine choices, a custom header graphic
in multiple font sizes and colors, and all of the latest information available on
OA policy. This site featured a cutting edge design with regard to the technologies
available in 1999.
the next two years, the site design was tweaked and more content was continually
added to the site including upgrading the navigation menu, changing the header graphic
and moving some of the site's features around. This site bolstered more content
areas and an easily accessible search engine (located on the homepage), and a two
column feature story section to allow for maximum information in the space available.
The end of 2001 brought the most drastic redesign to date. Sage Lichtenwalner,
the site's Youth Coordinator, tackled the site's structure, design, and features
in a way never thought of before. The design was the first to include cascading
style sheets, allowing for uniformed links with rollover effects, etc. The site
also included "PDA's" which offered quick access to documents and other featured
In 2008, as we celebrate the10th anniversary as the Official National OA Web
Site, we are pleased to present to you a complete redesign of the Official National
OA Web Site. The new design includes a dynamic flash animation on the homepage,
a multicolored menu on the left, and a redesigned navigation menu with drop down
features. We are committed to maintaining a high standard for quality and will continue
to refine the site's design to keep with the current technology.
If you have any suggestions for the design, changes to the navigation menus,
or just want to make a comment on the site in general, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward
to hearing from you and hope to serve you in the future!
National OA Web Site Youth Coordinator