A new front page for the New Year

Since the launch of the new website in January 2014, we’ve been receiving feedback and requests from members. Most of the feedback was favourable, but a few remarks came back frequently:

  • Nice dynamic site, constantly updated by the editors, but it would be good to determine what goes on the front page and keep it there permanently or as long as required
  • Some groups are more active than others and they occupy all the space on the front page
  • We have trouble finding things
  • We’d like to highlight selected activities
  • We’d like to have space for additional areas and features

After a few months of work on the redesign, you are now looking at the new front page, which tries to provide an answer to those requests.

  • You will now find separate areas for each activity, so that the hyperactive ones don’t take up all the space
  • Areas for static content, like information about our U3A in the right hand column
  • A large slider (pictures and text) highlighting news, events and activities
  • Latest Posts on any subject
  • A carousel highlighting all the groups, with no exception, so nobody is left out
  • An area for notices, highlighting at the moment the 2015 Membership Renewal
  • In the spotlight, which can be used to highlight any activity or group
  • A Practical Info section at the bottom of the page, in case you need it
  • The front page contains all the latest information available and more. But if you still don’t see what you are looking for, you have two search boxes: one at the top on the right of the screen and another one at the bottom, in the footer section – just typein the box what you are looking for and, if it’s on the site, you will find it
  • A chance to “like” and follow us on Facebook – each post published on our site is also cross-posted to Facebook, so that you can get an alert if you want (further information here)
  • News in pictures – a bit of fun, really: just click on a picture and see what’s behind it
  • Local weather – if you click on the link, you can get an extended forecast on the AEMET site
  • Last but not least, whether you access it on your large screen desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone – the site will be still readable, because we adopted a responsive design, so that it adapts to your screen size, whatever that may be.

I hope that you will enjoy the new page and, as always, I will be glad to have your feedback.

Piotr Azia
U3A Moraira-Teulada Web Administrator