September 30, 2009 // Local

Redesigned Web site launched

FORT WAYNE — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the redesigned diocesan Web site, The site is scheduled to be unveiled on Friday, Oct. 2.

Web sites have become a tool of evangelization for dioceses across the nation.
“The diocesan Web site was designed in house 14 years ago. At that time most Web sites were very rudimentary. We were no exception, but with the advance of content management system software, we can be much more viable as a resource for the laity as well as diocesan employees,” said Francie Hogan, diocesan Web site coordinator.

The new site, designed by The Nichols Company in Fort Wayne, will offer a streamlined and attractive layout. From the home page, site visitors will be directed to the diocesan departments, parishes and schools, offered access to diocesan video such as safe environment training, publications for sacramental preparation and family life and links to Today’s Catholic’s new Web site among others. Events will be highlighted with photos and graphics.

Hogan said, “The new site will be much more user friendly and enable diocesan departments to maintain their own pages more easily.”

Vince LaBarbera, diocesan director of communications, said, “Web sites continue to grow in importance daily as people turn to them for information, to register for an event, and to communicate with a company or organization. We’re proud to represent the diocese with a fresh new look and better organization.”

The new site uses the former Web address:

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