GeoVisions Blog

Participant Stories

GeoVisions' Next 30-Days

Posted by Randy LeGrant | May 23, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Here at GeoVisions, we have a new website.  Yeah ... you're thinking you just went over there and saw the same-ol-same-ol and yeah ... you did.  The site isn't live yet, but will be soon.

As you can see, it is a complete redesign of our current site.  And when I can provide a test url for you to click ... I will.  We're using one of the newest Internet bells and whistles called "Paralax."  All that means is that when you see the page Internship in Chile, like the photo in this post ... and you scroll down the page for more information, the page covers the photo.  The PAGE moves, not the photo.  Now, that probably doesn't mean a lot right now, but when you see it you'll like it.

In fact ... click this link and see the WordPress theme using Paralax and you will see how the new GeoVisions site is going look.  You are going to have so much fun with this new site.  On the demo, scroll up and down.  I know ... it's addictive.

GeoVisions' Next 30-days

Right now when you scroll down most sites everything moves.  The photo, the content.  But in Paralax, the photo remains fixed in place.  The content scrolls over the photo.  And it sounds simple, but it isn't.  And I'm here to tell you that you're gonna love it.

We have become visual in our thinking.  That is, there are Internships in Chile (or homestays in France) and then there are GeoVisions internships in Chile and homestays in France.  They're different.  They're unique.  And we discovered there is a way for you to feel that long before you depart for Chile or France.

I thought it would be fun to "count down" to launch.  I remember being in Junior High School watching Alan Shepard (first American in space) get launched and hearing that, "10, 9, 8, 7, ..."

The fact that I get the rush and you might not is not lost upon me.  And that's OK.  If you have any interest in GeoVisions at all, we just want you to feel a part of this new site.  We believe, like many of our unique programs, it sets us apart from the rest of the crowd.

Well ... it isn't too late to offer up some ideas on a new site.  Here in the last 30-days we more than likely missed a few things.

Written by Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

Leave a Comment

Popular - Posts - Last - Month


See all blog topics