Kechara’s global facelift goes live!

22 June 2010 - 1:17am 2 Comments

Well, it’s a Monday and what better way is there to usher in a new week than an entirely new beginning!

The website designs as they were being planned...

After months of hard work and a final push with a four-day-long website retreat, the e-Division and their volunteers did it! At 8:40pm on Monday 21 June 2010, the global face of Kechara was unleashed, ready to take on the e-Dharma world by storm.

And you thought 'e' in e-Division stood for 'electronic'...! We will have you know it is interchangeable with 'eating'! Thank you Andrew for helping us to organise our pantry!

The new website, on both the front-end and back-end, has been designed specifically to help Kechara to grow all over the world. Take your time browsing this site, and check out just how much exciting information our organisation generates each day…and don’t be selfish – share the love! We’ve made it easier for you to blog, Tweet and Facebook everything that you see – interactivity and two-way communication were key in the design of this new site.

We would like to thank everyone who stayed up into the wee hours of the morning with us, helping us to check the formatting, styling, images, layout, code…and thank you to all of the people who brought us food and even helped to clean our office because we simply didn’t have the time to do it after moving in! We would also like to thank our sponsors, without whom we would not have the opportunity to work on the new website from our new office!

Volunteers helped to clean our office, including wiping down our mirrors, doing our dishes…

...and hoovering our carpets!

And finally, on behalf of everyone who will benefit from the information on this site, we would also like to thank His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche for his unending inspiration and his compassion in providing us with all of the material we have the pleasure of announcing and publishing each week. Without Rinpoche’s hard work and blessings in establishing Kechara, there would be no reason for our site to exist…so thank you Rinpoche!

More Photos!

As the team worked through many nights to get the website ready to go live, Rinpoche sent some magazines over to help us to relax

Pavara, the young son of one of our volunteers, gleefully posed with the magazines

Knowing we would have little time to eat (despite our love of food!), Head Liaison of Tsem Ladrang JP Thong and Wendy Ho brought over sushi and vegetarian side dishes from Kenny Rogers to feed the troops!

2 Responses to Kechara’s global facelift goes live!

  1. I really like the new look of the site, its so bright and refreshing, very professional in presentation.
    Things just keep getting better and better :-D

  2. It’s a great ‘web 2.0′ style website. I like the design it’s simple but also has some great stuff like the unique graphics in every tab and the great pictures. Good to have videos right on the front page too, I think. There’s so much content I can’t read it all…