E Comp Bob Moore has been working tirelessly for the past six months or so in setting up the new Provincial Website. The site has been designed by WebCreationUK,
which is based in Trowbridge
. The designer is a chap called Darpan,
who Bob believes is based in India, has been brilliant – always ready to make changes and to try out suggestions. The result is a co-operative venture between him and Bob Moore, the now Provincial Webmaster, in terms of its design and function, but entirely Darpan’s in terms of expertise in construction.
There are drop down menus across the top of the page which will get you various information, Province has details of News, Team Visits and Members of the team.
The Diary, which is up-to-date for the whole of this coming Masonic Year, will provide a rolling programme into the following year. When clicked on an event numerous pieces of information are shown, ie, time place, and location, which can be clicked on for further information, Provincial members attending, etc. This is also linked to the Chapter Page which will give additional items of the Chapter’s own Diary and News.
One of the key element which is new in this site is the involvement of the Calderley Liaison Officers [CLO] in the design and functioning of their individual Chapter pages. The CLOs are appointed by their Chapter and input information on forthcoming meetings and events, news items and any useful information such as Contacts. They have all received training and we wish them good luck.
The Venues brings up all of the Masonic Lodges/Centres that hold Chapter meetings in Somerset plus some useful additional locations used by Somerset RA. These include directions to the place, disabled facilities, an interactive map linked to Google and at the bottom all Chapter meetings for the Masonic Year for that venue.
The site is optimised to work on any sized screen from a PC to a phone.
The information however is only as good as users choose to make it. Anything which is seen to be inaccurate or suggestions for improvement should be brought to the attention of CLO, PLO and/or Webmaster.