The Society’s web site was originally created in a HTML, text edited, file structure but in October 2013 it was converted into a NetObjects Fusion project. The aim of the conversion being to allow more editors to be involved. It also meant that the Society had the option to establish its own web space and domain name registration independently of Northern Heritage - thus providing better long-term security.
The recommended web space and domain name provider was 1and1 - the UK branch of a major European ISP. 1and1 have provided Northern Heritage’s hosting for years, without problems, at a low cost - unlike earlier ISPs.
As mentioned NetObjects Fusion was used for the re-development. This was recommended for three reasons. First we know that it works. Second it has proved easy to learn and third NetObjects Fusion offer Essentials - a free version of the app as a starter option. Interested Society members can, therefore, try their hand at page changes without a cost penalty. [Incidently 1and1 can also supply a free copy of NetObjects Fusion with specific 1and1 features on their hosting packages.] Any Society members wanting to go for more advanced features can upgrade to the full version - currently NetObjects Fusion 2013 - if required. However the Essentials version had no problems handling the conversion needs.