As part of the projects the communication direction manages is the team's website.
1. Short story of the site
This website used Flash and Wordpress. Was built with the help of the school's programmer.
Used Wordpress to manage the content..
Webmaster: Santiago Betancourt
The 2009 website was built using the Joomla! Content Management system.
The curious fact about this website is that it didn't requiere any programming, because Joomla! gave the content sheets and frames already built.
Webmaster: Francisco Franco
We want to thank our past web designers and coders for the work they have done, not only for the team, but also for all the FIRST community. We hope the next websites are better than the past ones and, with the help of our readers feedback, we can be the best website FIRST has ever had."
2. The today's site
The 2012 Panteras team website is intended to be the meeting place for the hispanic american teams. It concentrates a huge amount of materials from the organization, its teams and extras; in English as well as their translations in Spanish (translated by members from the communication direction).Besides of giving an ideas of the team and of FIRST, the site has a great importance internationally, both because of its content and its media.
How it works?
The 2012 Panteras site uses Joomla!, the open source content manager installed by the hosting company. Using a users system,each team member has the ability to modify the information he wants, with the authorization from the communication direction, to keep the site as fresh and updated as possible.
The site has more than 50,000 links with different contents,from informative to media, from which the users can navigate as well as the search engines. Using the Joomla! technology Panteras has built its site in English and Spanish, to help undertand the site for the non-English speakers. Adds to this features the documents download section, and photo albums. To help the server and the navigators, Panteras included a special plug-in which accelerates the website and its download speed.
3. Future plans
Panteras doesn't only thinks in the present, it looks forward and hopes that in a near future, all the teams from hispanic america use this site to find relevant information and documents, to be updated and ready for anyone who needs it. We are working to get it and, for now, we thank your opinions and help.