The new club website has a number of new features, so here is your guide to what the site now offers as well as some background on why the new website was created.
The new website. Available here!
The old club website served the club admirably over the years - thanks largely to the hard-work of long-serving webmaster Carol. However in the years since our site was built, a new breed of website software called Content Management Systems has come out. They offered many smart new features as well as the promise of a lower-maintenance overhead for the site. The main feature that the Committee wanted, was to allow a wider section of the clubs members to update the site. The old site had it's pages directly written in html and as not many members are html gurus, it meant that most new pages had to be created by the club webmaster. As this wasn't a straightforward, it lead to a good site, but one that was rather static in terms of content. In contrast, the new site allows articles, such as race reports, social events or training advise to be created by any registered user. The articles are really easy to write via an editor that is built into the website. This editor looks very much like Word, so it will look immediately familiar to for those wanting to create or update pages.