As a member of the INTRtri Club I was building this site as part of a sponsorship deal. It was also a personal project as the previous website annoyed me whenever I visited it it because it simply didn’t work on most browsers and I was therefore unable to see what was going on with the club. The new site has a more attractive look and feel, whilst still retaining the clubs identity through the use of it’s colour scheme.
The site is built around a Content Management System so that club officials will be able to update the site whenever they wish without needing to know anything about website design. This is of course essential for such a site as one of it’s main purposes is to inform members and potential members of upcoming activities and training sessions, and to promote club events such as races.
In addition to the CMS that allows quick and easy changes to be made to the content, there is a weblog style latest news feature for news updates and an events calendar allowing people to see at a glance what training sessions are available each week. Members can even subscribe to the calendar via Google Calendars if they wish.
There is also a forum, which is likely to become the hub of the website, allowing members to keep in contact and arrange to train and race with each other. I for one am glad of the updates to the site and hope that the other members like it too. So far feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.