Window & Door Launches New Web Site
A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. Offering a fresh new look, WindowandDoor.com incorporates a number of new features and functions to make it more useful to manufacturers, distributors and dealers that want to stay on top of industry trends and find information when they need it.
“The industry is turning to the Web for information more often. Our previous Web site received more than one million page views last year and averaged more than 90,000 page views a month,” reports John G. Swanson, Window & Door editor/associate publisher. “Our new content management system allows us to serve site visitors better now, as we can more efficiently deliver the up-to-the-minute coverage of industry news demanded in today’s 24/7 world . It also provides an infrastructure that will enable us to add exciting new content in the future.”
WindowandDoor.com provides more powerful search tools and suggested links to related content; new features like RSS, expanded resources, enabling readers to look up information related to codes, market data and much more. “We think the industry will also like the new design,“ Swanson states. “We added color and more photos to make it visually appealing, but we’ve also worked to keep things streamlined. We know how important it is for users to get the information their looking for quickly.”
“Our new site also provides a new home for The Talk,” notes Christina Lewellen, senior editor. “We introduced The Talk to create an industry forum when we launched WDweekly in 2006. The online conversation we have with readers on hot topics is terrific. With WindowandDoor.com, we can keep the conversations going longer.”
“Window & Door was the first industry magazine online. As we move to a third generation site, I would invite Window & Door readers to take a tour of the new site and see what an important resource we’ve created for the industry,” Swanson concludes. “With articles from the past five years, and even a few that are older, we have an archive that can be tremendously useful to companies. Whether you’re thinking about going lean, going green, moving into a new product area or investing in software or equipment, there’s likely to be some good information for you.”