Welcome to the new look Petone FC website

  9 December 2013   Jeff Bell   Website Updates
 

As we are sure you have noticed, last week we rolled out our brand new website design. Our goal is to make the Petone FC website cleaner and easier to use with more emphasis on the information you come here to see.

 

By starting from scratch with our design we have been able to iron out some of the bugs and quirks from our previous iterations hopefully resulting in a much better experience for you.

 

Faster

We won't bore you with the details of what we did other than to say we stripped a whole lot of stuff out. The site should now load between 2 and 4 times faster than it used to.

 

Search function

As our site is getting rather large we thought it about time to introduce a search function. You will find the search box at the top of the right hand column on every page. If you can't find what you are looking for give it a go!

 

Search Function Screenshot

 

Front page

The way our last design was structured the latest news ended up being pushed further and further down the page where it ended up getting lost. We've addressed this and made it more prominent. The four latest news articles will display on the front page. You can either click the article title or the 'Read more' button to view the article in full.

 

Front Page Screenshot

 

News page

Previously you would see each article in its entirety when you went to the News page sometimes making it difficult to see where one article finished and the next one started. Our new design keeps the News page succinct and clean.

 

Each article shows the published date, author and category beneath the heading. Below that sits a short extract from the article. You can either click the article title or the 'Read more' button to view the article in full.

 

News Item Screenshot

 

Events

The tool we were using to publish our events was restrictive and prone to falling over. We found this as frustrating as everyone else so we went ahead and built our own slimmed down component to look after things.

 

Each event will have a date tile making it easy to identify when the event is. The date and time, location, and the cost to you, our Club members, sits below the event heading.

 

Event Screenshot

 

Head over to the Events page to take a look!

 

Photo Gallery

Let's face it, the reason you go to the Photo Gallery is to look at photos. To make it a little easier to find your way around and so you aren't just looking at a whole bunch of words we have added a cover photo for all of the albums.

 

Photo Gallery Screenshot

 

It was also brought to our attention that some of the older albums were displaying an error message when the photo was being viewed. We have gone through and re-uploaded all of the images we found problems with so they should work now.

 

We hope you enjoy the new site. Invariably there will be some tweaks that need to be made so if you spot anything that doesn't look right or if you have something you would like to see added to the website please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

The Comms Team