It’s superficially very similar to the previous version, but ‘under the hood’ everything has changed…
We’ve made everything ‘responsive’, so that each page changes its layout to suit whatever device it’s viewed on. And we’ve re-built it to run on a ‘CMS’ – a database driven content management system – with a user-friendly control panel for us to compile all the text and pictures.
Making our content-rich pages responsive, but without sacrificing readability, has been quite a challenge. You can see for yourself what we’ve done, by reducing the width of your browser on a PC, or rotating your mobile device.
Hopefully our new mobile-friendly site will be more accessible and engaging for visitors, and much easier for us to keep up-to-date.
But there’s been another objective in all this. Brian’s had months of geeky fun, learning new coding skills.
He’s planning to do a longer write-up, ‘sometime soon’, about the whole project. In the meantime, here’s a quick list of some of the key technologies he’s learned, and used, so far:
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