We set out several months ago to redesign our websites so that our scholars’ freshest articles are displayed well, information about Institute programs is easily findable, and the sites match our new overall design
Since the initial launch of the SHI website in 2008, hundreds of thousands of users from around the world have used the site to read, view, listen to, and learn Hartman Torah online and to receive updates about the Institute’s programs, initiatives, research, and staff.
As our audience grew from year to year, and the Internet continued its rapid evolution, changes and updates were in order. Thus, we set out several months ago to redesign our website so that our scholars’ freshest articles are displayed well, information about Institute programs is easily findable, and the sites match our new overall design.
Following several months of working with SHI stakeholders on what they wanted to see and to do on the redesigned site, we worked on refining the graphic and technical aspects to match those needs. Finally, we conducted “alpha” and “beta” testing with a wide range of helpers within and outside the Institute. After making some final adjustments, we re-launched our site, including parallel sites in English and in Hebrew , a dedicated site for the Be’eri program, and the Charles E. Smith High School for Boys . We have been gratified by the response.
Of course, while we are pleased by the response to the redesign, we do not consider the project “done.” We are planning and developing additional functionalities, features, and options that we believe will draw our community even closer, while increasing its size in Israel, North America, and around the world.
As part of our community, your suggestions and ideas are welcome – please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with your thoughts.
You care about Israel, peoplehood, and vibrant, ethical Jewish communities. We do too.