In an effort to enhance the experiment's already strong online presence the ALICE Outreach team developed a new ALICE website. It presents information on the experiment, the physics explored, the different detectors and systems, as well as the results that have been published. There was a lot of work to be done: written material was reorganised, photo galleries were updated, broken links were fixed. The new website is easily manageable, as it was made in Drupal 7, a Content Management System supported by CERN.
Various functions were implemented to widen its appeal to different audiences. A pop-up option enables users to remain on the same page, making the website more accessible and easy to use for the general public and CERN visitors, who want a general overview of the experiment. In addition, scientists and members of the collaboration, who often require more detailed information, can find detailed material in each category.
As for other features, a unique gallery has been set up for every detector, depicting the phases of its construction and commissioning. In addition, an interactive map providing an overview of the participating institutes and countries has been incorporated into the website. Finally, a number of buttons link to outreach related issues (ALICE Matters, ALICE Shop and ALICE Visits).
In order to cover the needs for internal communication a new blog has been created (https://alicenews.web.cern.ch/alicenews/blog/). This will be frequently updated, with the latest posts appearing in the main webpage. Meanwhile, ALICE Matters will continue appearing as a monthly edition addressed both to the general public, CERN community and the collaboration.
The new ALICE website will be publicly launched by the end of April in time for the first collisions at the LHC after LS1. Until then, we invite you to share your feedback and comments with us(firstname.lastname@example.org); we will try to take them into account and implement your suggestions to the extent that it is possible.