APPLETON, WI -- In order to improve site navigation and offer visitors enhanced product information, Hobart Welding Products today launched a re-design of its Web site, HobartWelders.com. Among the new features is an easy-to-use navigation menu with process-specific icons that direct visitors to welding, cutting and accessory product pages. The re-design also enables viewing on screen resolutions of 1024 x 768, presenting more information with less scrolling.
“Welding is becoming more accessible and user-friendly, to individuals with home shops, farmers and those who weld for a living or as a hobby,” states Caleb Krisher, product manager with Hobart Welding Products. “The new design of HobartWelders.com aims to mirror these same advancements online and provide easier access to product and process information.”
Hobart’s Web site offers a collection of downloadable tips and guides designed to help users hone their welding skills and technique. By visiting the E-Learning section, Welding 101 literature can be downloaded for the following categories:
• Aluminum MIG Welding www.hobartwelders.com/elearning/pdfs/Alum_MIG_Welding_Tips.pdf
• Self-Shielded Flux Cored Welding hobartwelders.com/elearning/pdfs/Flux_Cored_Welding_Tips.pdf
• Stick Welding www.hobartwelders.com/elearning/pdfs/Stick_Welding_Tips.pdf
• Plasma Welding www.hobartwelders.com/elearning/pdfs/Plasma_Cutting_Tips.pdfwww.hobartwelders.com/elearning/pdfs/Resist_Spot_Welding_Tips.pdf
Weld Talk (www.HobartWelders.com/weldtalk ), Hobart’s online user-forum, was redesigned to improve speed and access for its 12,661 members. Forums of interest were organized under a new set of categories covering: Office, Equipment Talk, Application Talk, Welding Projects, Conversations by the Community, Classified Ads and a Weld Talk Topic Archive. The site has improved search capabilities and several new tools to enhance interaction among members. This effort eases searching for topics through 284,668 posts currently listed.
“Friendships are always being forged on this web site,” Krisher states. “Every member owns a piece of what is there through their posts. It’s really a place where individuals who live welding for work and fun can collaborate on projects and help each other out.”
In addition to Weld Talk, the Hobart web site contains other educational benefits. The product area displays features and specifications on all Hobart products. It also offers access to complete owner manuals and order product spec sheets. Users can locate the nearest service provider or register to receive e-mail updates.
For more information, or free literature, visit www.HobartWelders.com or call (877) HOBART1.