IDC Launches Upgrade of Portsmouth Music and Arts Center Website
June 18, 2007
Expanded site gives community arts and music school leading-edge technology, more flexibility.

June 18, 2007 - Greenland, NH - Integrated Development Corp. (IDC) a leader in announced today the launch of a new website for the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC), a nonprofit music and arts school that offers classes in music, theater, and visual arts to both children and adults.

PMAC executive director Russ Grazier feels the site’s new functionality, which now includes a blog, interactive calendar, and the ability to send and store podcasts, will further the PMAC mission of “building community through the arts.”

“The new format makes the site easier for patrons to use and much more flexible for us in terms of content management,” says Grazier, who founded PMAC in November 2002. “As a nonprofit, we do everything ourselves, so it’s important that we can easily control and modify our data.”

Grazier says the site has also made it easier for his organization to raise funds. “It’s great to be able to tell people they can just hop on our site to learn more about us,” says Grazier. “We can also have people make charitable contribute right online.”

IDC created PMAC’s original website using a different content management system. The new site uses the latest version of the open-source content management system Joomla! IDC president Steve Steiner says the new Joomla! (an English spelling of a Swahili word meaning “all together”), is ideal for creating intuitive sites for small to mid-sized companies and nonprofits.

“Since we had built the original PMAC site a couple of years ago, and support their mission, we provided a no-cost upgrade to ensure they benefit from a leading-edge system,” says Steiner. “The PMAC site typifies our mission of empowering organizations to control their own content. Joomla! is a very effective tool for helping us do that.”


About Integrated Development Corporation (IDC)

IDC develops strategies that enable organizations to integrate and maximize web, print, and media marketing initiatives. IDC provides website development, hosting, graphic design, custom programming, and a full suite of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services.  IDC's corporate headquarters are located in Greenland, New Hampshire. News and company information is available at www.integrateddevcorp.com