Sunday, April 28, 2013

Big changes coming for KC3 this spring

If you've looked for the KC3 web site in the last few days, you might have noticed that it's not there. There's a reason for that.

A complete re-design of the KC3 web page has been in the works for over two years but progress has been slow. Several factors have led to delays in the web site changes. There are only so many hours in the days of everyone's lives, and taking the time to sort out the site's content was a slog for those who took on that task.
The biggest problem was finding an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that would devise a comprehensive re-design of the site that included the layout, the graphics and the features that were needed in an up to date site.
While the graphics that KC3 has used for the last several years, based on the outstanding photography of gun rights activist Oleg Volk, have drawn positive comments from many, the graphical style of the page was outdated and stale. Navigation of the page was cumbersome and there were dozens of pages of material that had become outdated. Malware had infected many pages due to outdated links, requiring a complete security overhaul. The easiest thing to do was to shut down the site.
But now KC3 has contracted with the crew at Modern Web Studios to take over hosting duties. In addition, they'll be designing a completely new look for the page.
The new site will have several features that we've needed for a long time. These will include the ability to take applications for new members and renewals without having to print an application and sending it in via the mail. It will have a function that will allow donations, and in time will expand to have an online store where you'll be able to buy Traveller's Guides and other merchandise.
Two features will be especially important. The first of those will be the online real-time blog that will give us the ability to post news items and links that members can use to stay current on topics relating to our mission. The second will be the sign-up link for our email broadcasts and alerts. With this feature, subscribers will get email notifications when an issue becomes urgent, or receive updates on legislation and political developments. When a change in a law or a bill needs your attention, you'll get an email message in time to take action and help KC3 protect and expand our self-defense rights.
There'll be more, of course, but for now we wanted you to know that at long last the changes that we've talked about are close to being realized.
And once the web page is up and running, watch out! There's more in store for you and KC3 in 2013.

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