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Martin County History Website Updated
I wrote a grant to cover the costs and an employee at our chamber updated our website. Jim Marushin (MCHS Curator) had the primary responsibility of the overall creation/design, which was based upon a review of many museum websites in MN. No particular audience was in mind although we were keeping the older audience in mind, just an update and more user friendly if possible. We also became a member of TechSoup which is a real cost savings for purchasing software. I'm sure it's not perfect and we will probably find ongoing things we can correct, we can do that now with the programs that we received from TechSoup, but it is a major improvement from our previous website, which was in dire need of updating.
We made additional improvements to our updated website. We made the background darker so the print is easier to read and we made the pictures for the museum tour larger. We will probably make others as we see the need, but these improved it for now.