It's been on the cards for a while - article in Soldier a few months back. All units will have to change the format of their website to match certain requirements - will be interesting to see how long/how much it takes.
New site, new content management system went live yesterday - about 4 months later than expected. For reasons that are not clear (to me at any rate) it was decided to do it all in one bang rather than allowing it to be built up first and then the old pages to be migrated over. That's why lots of links are broken!
Some Corps have chosen to do a redirect to their old site from their new home page while they are waiting for the new pages to be built/approved. While this is not the way it should be, it's the best option for those webmasters smart enough to think of it!
The words complete fcuking Horlicks do spring to mind but then this is how the contractor apparently wanted it done so that must be Ok then....
To get to pages on the old site (likely to remain for some time) put the figure 2 immediately after www and before the dot.
Worth updating the existing content if out of date apparently (as usual) but if planning a radical redesign I suggest you speak to your Corps webmaster first as he will know how many pages are being allocated and what features won't work with the new site (Flash movies anyone?)
That is utter tonk! We had our webpage redesigned last year and it was live on the system having been approved by whoever does that. Looking at it now, it has gone from a smart, clear, commercial looking site to one knocked up by a 14 year old while listening to metalica in his bedroom.
Will the Army refund the development costs - unlikely. Nothing like looking professional in the eye of the public. Utter tosh.