A press release (apparently for the company that redid the Center for Hellenic Studies website):

With a mission of providing research on classical literature, and offering a variety of outreach vehicles including print and electronic publications, online courses, distance education seminars, and travel-study programs, CHS has a purpose built around content. Having so much material made the research monotonous and publications hard to find under the old Web site.

“The Web site is a crucial part of research efforts, so we want to lower access barriers to good scholarly information about Greece and present it in the best possible way,” explains Leonard Muellner, CHS’s director for IT and publications.

Siteworx started the refurbishment with a new information architecture that stores material in a more logical structure, which enables the new document- and word-search function. The Web company also created an extensive graphic library with Axiom, an open-source content management system and publishing tool. Integration with other Web sites and existing databases, in combination with a new design with subtle textures and patterns that bring to mind ancient Greek sculpture and art, have resulted in a new CHS tool with unprecedented usability.

“This project represents a new level of achievement for Siteworx because we essentially built a whole new library,” says Jeff Ellsworth, vice president of sales and marketing for Siteworx. “For organizations like CHS where content is their lifeblood, we have proven that our consulting skills and the Axiom content management platform are really a great combination.”

If you haven't seen the new -- and very attractive and easily-navigable -- version of the CHS site, check it out. Very slick and it puts a number of other Classics sites to shame (especially, ahem, those which belong to large, er, official organizations on either side of the 49th parallel). Definitely worth killing some time in the discussion series section, where one can follow/read/whatever lectures on Athenian Law, Homeric Poetic Justice, and the like ... All I can say is OMG! Here's a model on the web for outreach! OMG! Here's a model on the web for how a conference panel might be presented (even without the video). OMG! A group of Classicists recognized that the design of their website was getting in the way of access to the information! My only suggestion: add an RSS feed or something so folks (like me) will know when the site has been updated. Otherwise, well done!!!