After a few days of taking our website offline, we are delighted to announce that the new website is up and running and we couldn’t be happier.
The re-design isn’t limited to just a fresh new look but includes various new features, some obvious and others not so obvious but equally important.
We wanted to simplify the navigation to make it easier for visitors to find the information they were looking for which meant changing the page structure and how the website handled and displayed the information (for example the many dive courses that we offer).
Cross Browser Compliance
In order to make sure that we maintain a strong web presence, it is important to make that the website works in all browsers – Internet explorer (6,7,8,9,10), Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, was where we started but with more and more browsing done on mobile devices such as smart phone we had to be sure that this was also catered for).
The website now understands what device you are viewing it on and adapts accordingly to make the site easier to browse, It even knows if you are holding your phone in landscape or portrait mode to give you the best possible view of the web page). The navigation also changes to make it easier to select the page you want.
We have expanded the functionality of our online store and made it a core part of the new website. For the time being only club branded clothing and accessories are listed, but the functionality has been built-in to be able to sell our scuba courses, Discover Scuba Diving vouchers as well as providing an outlet for our club members to sell any of their used diving equipment (watch this space).
All in all, we like the new look, its clean, modern and easy to get around – we hope you like it too!