New Look Website

New Wordpress theme installed to Modernise the Club website

Regular visitors to our website, and we hope that many of you fall into that category, will have noticed that we have revamped the layout and appearance of the Club site.

Thanks to Steve G0UQT for the behind the scenes work and for licencing a commercial theme from his normal corporate activities.

The aim of the revamp was many fold, but primarily is intended to:

  1. Make the site easier and less time consuming to maintain
  2. Update and modernise the appearance
  3. Adopt a more flexible layout capable of adapting to mobile devices that are now far more prevalent than they were when the original site was launched
  4. Adopt a more modern menu and navigation system removing the need for the static sidebar of the original layout that was becoming cumbersome

Steve G0UQT and myself have spent a not inconsiderable amount of our precious personal time to test a variety of different themes, and once a theme was selected to go through over 50 posts and over 100 web pages to check each page for compliance with the new layout and remove bespoke classes used in the old layout that had no effect in this layout.

We hope you like the new layout and agree with us that it represents a modernised look that reflects the Club. We believe that we have checked and modified all pages to be compliant with the new layout but if you come across anything please bring it to our attention.

About Andy (G7KNA) 166 Articles
BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.