Just a few words to welcome the new ShareSoc web site – still at www.sharesoc.org of course.
The old one was basically knocked up by me using the Serif WebPlus software in a few days when ShareSoc was first founded at the end of 2010 and it has lasted a lot longer than could reasonably have been expected. Although quite a lot of content was added over the years, the structure and functionality remained pretty much unchanged. So it was certainly time for a redesign.
Some folks liked the old design, while others did not, and technically it was becoming out of date. But not too bad for an amateur web designer I thought. It also of course cost ShareSoc nothing, while the new one has been a significant expense as it was developed by a commercial third-party. But it does provide a much better platform as the basis to improve membership recruitment and the provision of new services to members.
Have a good look at it and see what you think. I am sure you might be able to suggest further improvements.
Just bear a thought for the poor designer/artist who just had his efforts scrapped and consigned to history. But that’s life in the IT world.