Blue Heron Website History

Early Website

Blue Heron’s first website was created in 1996 by Kerry Sipe as a subpage of the Tidewater Council site and was hosted by the Virginian-Pilot at http://www.pilotonline.com/boyscouts/heron.html.

June 1997

November 1998



va-oa.org

In 1997, we bought the domain va-oa.org (unrelated to the site currently at that domain). This site had, very briefly, some “ahead of its time” features, including a discussion board and a section for restricted files pertaining to OA ceremonies.

December 2001



A Modern Facelift

In 2004, we gave the site, then hosted by Tidewater Council, a facelift and a more modern look, which was the core of the website until 2012.

May 2005

February 2009


WordPress

In 2012, we launched the current WordPress-based site. This data-driven site features the popular content management system WordPress and allows our officers, chairmen, and advisers to post news items with little or no technical knowledge. It also features a mobile version using a plugin called WPTouch.

February 2012

February 2012

Mobile Site Feb 2012 - Menu

Mobile Site Feb 2012 - Home