The DAHS Website
You are viewing the Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS) website, located at DanishHeritage.org. I (Robert A. "Bob" Christiansen), in my capacity as the DAHS web coordinator, developed this site following a May 2015 mandate from the DAHS Board of Directors.
Our old site, DanishAmericanHeritageSociety.org, was written in HTML in early 2007 and was last updated in April 2015. As of December 2016 visitors to our old site are automatically redirected to the new site.
I found our old site to be fast, easy to navigate, reliable and robust, and visually attractive. However, The DAHS board recognized that the old site was too difficult to keep current via frequent updates, too limited in scope, and presented a dated appearance.
The following webpages are password-protected, since they are meant for DAHS internal use.
Development and Consulting Credits
- The DAHS is grateful to Kriss Pearson of ArtOfComputers.com for her work in developing our previous site, DanishAmericanHeritageSociety.org, back in 2007 and in subsequently hosting and maintaining that site.
- Eliza Robinson of Gilbert, Arizona assisted me greatly during the latter states of site development.
- DanishHeritage.org was developed using the Weebly website builder and is hosted by Weeby.
- My development platform was a MacBook Pro running OS 10.9.5 (aka Mavericks) using Safari 7 as browser. I made heavy use of TextEdit for preparing auxiliary files and of Preview for minor image editing.
- The 2013 DAHS conference photographs in Links | Galleries | 2013 Conference are courtesy of Joel Mortensen.
- The photographs and paintings in the Ferdinand Richardt and Danish Homes galleries are from various sources, with the source cited in the caption.
- The DAHS History page includes Edvard Petersen's 1890 painting of Larsens Plads in Copenhagen. Note the Danish steamship Thingvalla in the background. Copies of this painting are in the public domain.
- Unless noted otherwise in the captions other photographs are free Creative Commons images found by searching the Weebly image database for Denmark.
- Most pages herein use the standard Weebly Brisk short page header image as background for the page title.
- The decorative font used in the site title, page titles, and paragraph titles is Lilly.
We want to know about web problems.
Please report web-related issues or send web suggestions to the DAHS web coordinator by filling out and submitting the following contact form.
In particular, visitors who have used our old site at danishamericanheritagesociety.org may find that danishheritage.org, which has much additional content, is slower. If this is a significant issue with you, please contact us.