The New ISSA.com – What’s in It for You
Categories: Innovations, Trends & TechnologyBy Graeme Golucki | December 1, 2014 << Back to Articles
As you probably have noticed by now, ISSA.com has received quite the makeover. The new, revamped website launched about a month ago and is the result of more than a year of development by the ISSA web team. Not wanting to give the site a simple facelift, the ISSA team met with and listened to what you, our members, need and want in their website. From focus groups to face-to-face discussions at last year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America show, members weighed in with input, and the site was redesigned to provide the best possible online experience.
Navigation Made Simple
The first thing you will notice on the revamped ISSA.com is a simplified, user-friendly navigation. The site’s expanded menu is consistent across all pages, focusing on nine key categories that were determined based on members’ input and ongoing analytics. Additionally, ISSA.com now features universal device compatibility, which means you can browse the site at work on your desktop, at home on your tablet, and even on-the-go with your mobile phone.
The site also includes an enhanced site search tool. When searching for a topic, you can now refine your search to not just pages, but articles, news stories, event listings, videos, and the ISSA.com Buyers’ Guide. And no worries about getting “lost” going through ISSA.com; you can easily find your way back home, so to speak. Simply click the house icon on the upper left of every page to return to the home page.
Your Site, Your Content
Another new feature of ISSA.com is the website’s unified login. You now can access your exclusive members-only content along with ISSA’s self-service membership management portal with one login and password. So no more having to keep track of multiple passwords; one login does it all with ISSA.com.
And with that unified login comes recommended content. Once you are logged in, you’ll find the latest articles, videos, news, and additional industry content geared toward your company type. For example, if you’re a manufacturer and want to get the latest regulatory news or you’re a building service contractor looking for the latest ISSA-TV educational video, there’s no need to wade through the site—it’s all right there for you on the front page in the “My Content” box. Of course, once logged in, you also have access to all of the content ISSA.com has to offer. You can get up to speed on all of your online members-only benefits in our Member Benefits section.
Enhanced Video Library
ISSA-TV’s expansive video library has been enhanced to provide an engaging, personalized viewing experience. All videos are now in high definition and are optimized to play on all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads. Plus, once logged in, ISSA members can comment on and rate videos, view related videos, and easily search the comprehensive library.
Continuing with the theme of personalizing your ISSA.com experience is another members-only feature: the ability to create customized video playlists. You can add videos to your playlist and watch them in whatever order you choose. Not only that, but these playlists can be shared as well. So if you ever wanted to share videos on the Value of Clean with your clients or highlight a series of training videos for your staff, now you can.
And sharing of individual ISSA-TV videos has never been easier. By simply clicking the “share” button found under all videos, you can email or share ISSA-TV videos to a number of social media channels. And in many cases, ISSA-TV videos can even be embedded on third-party websites—including your company’s site. Simply grab the video embed code via the “share” button to insert a particular video on your company’s website, and it will play directly on the page you choose.
But Wait, There’s More
On top of these new features, be sure to check out some of the trusted resources you’ll only find on ISSA.com, such as the industry events calendar. The individual event listings include searchable maps for directions along with the ability to add events to your Outlook, iCal, and Google calendars for simple planning. Plus, if your company has an event it would like to include on the calendar, simply submit your event on the site. This is just another free benefit of your ISSA membership.
Finally, don’t forget about the online membership directory, the ISSA.com Buyers’ Guide. In addition to searching the comprehensive database of ISSA-member companies around the world, members can search individual company contacts for networking. Be sure to review your company listing, and if you need to make changes, have your official representative manage your company details.
These are just a handful of the exciting new features available to ISSA members on the new ISSA.com. We invite you to explore all aspects of the website, as content is added and updated frequently. If you have any questions or feedback on the new site, please contact us!
About the Author.
Graeme Golucki is ISSA's digital strategy editor and can be reached at [email protected]; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) and 847-982-0800.