A refresh and a blast from the past

If you’ve stumbled onto the site in its current state, you might not recognise it. It’s a new home for SUCC that I’ve build over the last 4 days – and filled with old SUCC stuff by Mr Sylvester.

Some features might be a bit iffy, and there’s no videos – but that’s to come! Any feedback is welcome, in the comments or to my email (which you should all have).

26 thoughts on “A refresh and a blast from the past

  1. Just testing to see what the comments look like. The old SUCC stuff as Dave likes to call it is all the trip reports and things that were on the wiki and we have just moved them over as they were missing of the other site. If there is another information – or pages that people might think are a good idea give us a shout. And people thought I had stopped meddling ;)

  2. Just a thought, and not sure if this is me being incompetent with technology, but is there a home button on the top bit as that would be mightily useful :)

  3. Nugz has this to say…

    “make the forum link open in a new page
    and link the top level of the nested menus to a general page.. e.g.. trips… when u don’t click a detailed option have it go to a page with pics of each type of trip
    other than that its perfect”

  4. The forum also has a link back to the main site, take a look.

    Menus were difficult, I’ll have a play. You ok if I put some of your videos up Dave? If there was an alps post we could put it on that etc?

  5. Opening any link in a new page is a bad idea. It inspires a hatred similar to pop up adds. If someone wants to open a link in a new window they middle click in most browsers, or right click and selected new tab/window.

    Might be a nice idea to add the banner to the top of the forum page. Not sure how easy that will be with the combination of templates being used.

    As for the old committees, if you SSH into the susu web file system there is a folder in the succ site that has the old website in. you can hunt through that for the page but i think all the data might be stored in the old database… Its not the same sql server used by last years system, but let me know if you need address/login details.

    • Which links open in new windows?

      Will consider doing that when I have time, it’s a bit more work than just including a new header file as I want it to stay dynamic.

      I have the old database and files, but the php is so old that lots of the main code is depreciated. I couldn’t really be bothered to install an older PHP version, or to load up the BLOBs from the database!

      Thanks for the feedback though, still quite a list to work through…

      • None at the moment from what i can see, but Nugz suggested it.

        If you want to be really dodgy you could make a frame with just the header in and load the forum below that. Cause i know how everyone loves frames!

        Oh, BLOBs. How awesome they are :D
        I’m pretty sure the version of apache on my laptop is pretty old, so i’ll have a go at some point in loading it up to see if it works. I’m pretty sure i have a back of the site somewhere, but if not i’ll pull it all from the server.

          • you could add an include to the forum pages that reloaded the page if it didn’t have its associated header frame. There are always ways to do things badly!

  6. I have just had an idea… it can be added later, but could there be a previous committees page, where nastalgic people like myself can look back and say, wow what an ugly unch of C”nts we were!

  7. I like this possibly more than I like Port, but not quite. Here’s a few reasons why:

    Not too keen on the grey background (the one at the very back), maybe black would be a bit more exciting against the white?

    Is there anyway to move the peripheral menu so that it doesn’t shove the blog posts to the left? Would be nice to have them nice and big in the centre (I appreciate this one might be tricky).

    Anyway to replace the boring ‘Southampton Uni Canoe Club heading’ with something a bit more interesting (jpg. of the succtopus writing for example)?

    ‘Go Big or Go Home’ is not the most inviting caption!

    ..Really impressed though, love the big picture at the top, good job!

    EDIT: I’m afraid I had to remove your website link, me*tspin.com probably wouldn’t go down too well with susu… — dave

  8. Looks really cool! Good work Dave. I must concur with Piechee – whoever changed it to “Online Secretary” is living in a dream world…you will always be the Bia’tch to SUCC ;P

    Oh, and on the trips page, why does the River Dart get one difficulty grade harder between the Dart in November and the Dart at Christmas?! Is it related to the alcohol levels, or the quantity of Christmas pudding eaten the night before?! Oh, and the Alps trip advertised on there is by no way a club trip, or associated with the club (though it would be VERY entertaining to watch the club try and organise one :D )…

    Apart from that (pernickety bit over!), I love it!

    • I don’t know what you’re talking about…..

      Uhhh I don’t actually know – and I can’t remember what it was before? Fair point on the alps, I’ve edited it :)

      Thanks for the feedback!

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