As Complex Child enters its 9th year, we knew it was time to join the modern age. We’ve begun transitioning to our brand new website, which is optimized for our current times, with much more interactive social media options and a responsive design that makes the site run seamlessly on mobile devices and other handheld devices. We’ve also moved to our complexchild.org domain, to better represent our presence on the web as a not-for-profit and advertisement-free informational source.
Nine years ago, before Twitter and Facebook were even widely used, we started Complex Child with zero budget, an all-volunteer staff of parents and contributors, and no technical expertise in website design or coding. While we still have zero budget and an all-volunteer staff, we’ve acquired nine years worth of hands-on experience with web design and running an online publication. We hope that the skills we have gained over this time will provide families with much greater access to the information they want and need about children who are medically complex.
The website still functions in much the same way, but we’ve simplified the navigation of archived articles by topic and date. Our front page will continue to house the edition of the month, along with commonly used features and general information. Article pages are intentionally left uncluttered and simple, but allow simple navigation by topic and edition, and easy sharing of articles on Facebook, Twitter, and via email. We’ve also added a comment section to each article, using Facebook Comments.
At the time of publication, we have moved articles from 2015 and 2016 over to the new website on the complexchild.org domain. Until all articles are moved over, both the old website and the new website will be available, with redirects from the old pages to new pages. Articles that have not been transferred yet will open in a new window. We anticipate that the full archives will be transferred by the end of this year, at which time the old website will be removed. It’s a long process transferring over nearly 700 articles!
Thank you for your patience during this transition, and we hope that you will continue to find Complex Child a valuable resource for you and your family! Please let us know if you have any comments about the new website, or if you find any problems using it.