Butte de Warlencourt

Butte website progress update - Mid May 2019

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Butte website progress update - Mid May 2019

14 May 2019

Greetings!

We thought it useful to keep everybody in touch re where we are re the website.

Please take a couple of minutes, have a look and have a play about. We hope you like what you see, its getting there. This was a brand new site starting from scratch so it really has been stage by stage, bit by bit. Initial feedback has been good which is nice.

Two more areas have just gone live. Firstly, the Links page is now up and running. A few organisations have been added and more will follow over the next weeks. Do not worry, it is not the aim here to flood this section with hundred of web addresses, hopefully in time, we will get the correct blend of number of sites and their content. Over the weekend, the new tabs were added to the History page. These two new pages will cover the period pre 1914 and post 1914. The content will of course be added shortly starting once the WFA boards are erected and that project finished.

As before we are delighted that the Be an Associate section is now up and running. The PayPal buttons for associate memberships and donations have been tested and appear to be working perfectly. I should not have said that, you know what will happen now! The previous section to go live was the Events section.

The News section is the main channel for keeping folk up to date re the Butte. The details published here will be dynamic, real time and updated frequently.

Have a look at the Gallery, hover your mouse over a picture and get information about the picture. If you have a picture of the Butte or anything related to the Butte, please send it to us. We would be delighted to show it. The Contact us section is there, ready to be used.

What does this leave to do? Maintaining a website is like painting the Forth Rail Bridge i.e. time you finish, it is time to start again! The aim of course is to constantly improve what we have developed so far, however, two areas higher up the list are optimising the site for viewing on mobiles and the standardising of picture sizes. There is a bit of work tidying up the programming behind the scenes. The site was originally developed in WordPress then changed to HTML. Big thank you here for the efforts of Malcolm MacTavish of MMC Interactive for all his web input. He truly is a web guru.

As before, we want as many people as possible to engage with the Butte and to visit it. We really hope this website will assist in the aim.