In 2010 I was asked to assume the role of webmaster. Over time I have made many changes to enhance the website. Many of the changes over that time were the result of a lot of feedback from users.
Many cell phone friendly enhancements were added, the biggest of which is a WordPress format was adopted with a theme that adjusts the web page layout to user screen size. A few were dropped as they were little used.
Changes just implemented
- More open look white space added between items to communicate separation of topics.
- Bigger and clearer paragraph text. The size was not optimal for ALL of our audience.
- An image slideshow added of recently restored equipment. Changing to a slideshow allowed us to show many more pictures within a single image space on the page.
- facebook posts are now copied to the website; previously they were in a feed box
And now some geeky stuff…..
- Faster page loading – no one likes a site that takes a long time to load on a slow connection.
- On page images are now super compressed for less time for the page to load.
- Fewer posts per page for decreased page loading time and less scrolling.
- Homepage changed to be part of the WordPress blog allowing it to be edited by the board.
- PageSpeed score – 98 YSlow score – 88 Page Fully Loaded 0.70 seconds Size 1.46mb.