New Astrosoc website
As the new webmaster of the UoB Astronomical Society I thought it was about time I got this thing finished, so I spent most of last night doing that (once I realised a slight oddity in connecting to the guild’s ftp server). Anyway most of the page was wrote quite quickly, I took the original redesign of Steve’s and modified it quite heavily, essentially writing most of it in a different way. I think it looks nice a easy to use. I still have bits to write for it, mostly backend php stuff that will make things look better. Oh and I need to put lots of content on there! If you want you can take a look at [astrosoc.org.uk].
Whilst designing the page I came across a few useful things and a few problems. The first is, as expected, IE. My hate affair with Internet Explorer continues and I even came across an issue I hadn’t realised it had before (luckily I found the info I needed to fix it, [here] if you are interested). It was easy to fix but the site just doesn’t look as good in IE, I’ll have to write a mod to get it looking as good but I doubt it. I gave up on getting the drop down menu boxes to run in IE, they work fine in other browsers (if you dont have it, get Firefox it is so much better!).
I decided that I would use some breadcrumbs on the site, I still need to get this exactly how I’d like but its not too bad at the moment… thanks to [Breadcrumbs_for_PHP_Lovers] for a nice little script to do just (almost) what I wanted.
I have also implemented a couple of php navigation systems that I have come up with, they are rather basic at the moment and if I make them a bit fancier I might put the code up here.
I decided that we needed an image gallery so I have gone with [Hoverbox], which I have modified a bit to suit my multiple page / gallery needs… thank god for PHP! 🙂
Again take a look, [astrosoc.org.uk]