Bahai.us Rolling Out a New Website

It’s been about 16 years since the internet really started going mainstream, and these days we take it very much for granted that most organizations will have a website. Baha’i communities around the world have been slowly but steadily getting online for some time now. What is exciting to me as a web designer is that through further iterations some of our online Baha’i sites are actually starting to get pretty useful and full-featured.

Today I came across the beta version of the new Bahai.us site and was impressed with how it’s been progressing through successive versions. The new site is up for use at Next.Bahai.us and I think is an improvement on the current site which you can still see (for now at least) at Bahai.us.

The US Baha’i site has always been packed full of content with a newsletter, continuously updated articles, podcasts and a lot of multimedia content. The new site wraps up a lot of this content in a more engaging interface with far more images and a fantastic news homepage. It looks like the site is still being worked on from a few loose ends that I came across, but overall it’s looking great.

On the social media front the US Baha’i Community is present on Facebook and YouTube as well as Twitter and even Vimeo.

Visit Next.Bahai.Us to check it all out, and let us know in the comments what you think of the new site!

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Collis is a designer, entrepreneur, writer and Baha’i. He is the CEO of Australian tech company Envato, and cofounder of Baha’i Blog / Half Light Media.

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  1. Thank you for your thoughts, Collis. Keep the feedback coming, everyone. When the site launches — at Ridván, we hope — it’ll be at the bahai.us URL and will combine the efforts of the Office of Communications (who have been running bahai.us), Media Services (the Newsreel folks) and The American Bahá’í (its content moved over from its former site, tab.usbnc.org). This means nearly all content of The American Bahá’í will now be public-facing, as it should be, and written with the public in mind (less jargon!). Only a few things will be kept behind a log-in.

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