It was a somewhat cumbersome refresh, because I was moving lots of content (100+ posts and dozens of pages) from a manually created HTML/FTP context to a more flexible and self-hosted WordPress context. The site we launched is the fourth below—each of the first four screenshots below is courtesy of Archive.org from the years 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2014:
What we launched in 2013 was good for its time and introduced a lot of new things including a responsive design for mobile devices, but showed its age more quickly than I hoped when we launched it. So I spent some time earlier this spring moving everything from a self-hosted WordPress context to WordPress.com for greater stability, more security, and an overall more robust platform that requires only basic consumer technical experience.
What’s now live is the fifth major refresh of the Mount Nittany Conservancy site, and the second I’ve done in the past five years.
I hope it introduces Mount Nittany to residents of Happy Valley and visitors in a welcoming and exciting way.