Website upgrade – 23/03/15

Dear players and fans,

Our website providers have told us that tonight (Monday 23rd March) the website will be getting an upgrade. Nothing about the look, feel and functionality of the site should change, and all data (such as online clubroom login details) should be preserved, so you will not need to do anything.

The good news is that once the work is done, the site should load more quickly and generally be better.

The bad news is that the upgrade work is due to take place early this evening, from around 7pm UK time, so if you are due to play a match in the 8pm session please check the game details as soon as possible, in case you cannot access them immediately before heading onto the ice!

Planning for the new season…

After a brief break, Province business has resumed. Our meeting later today (Thurs 18th July) will start planning for the coming 2013-14 season, which of course, is an Olympic season.  More details after the meeting…

Also, apologies if you have had trouble accessing the website in the last few weeks. While it may not look much different, the electronic nuts and bolts behind the website has been completely upgraded. Finally, if you signed up to be a member of the website, we have had to delete all unrecognised accounts (mainly where no real name was given) as a large number appeared to have been set up by automated systems. To combat the strain on our servers we have temporarily suspended new accounts except by invitation. If you would like to have a user account created or restored, please contact us.

Mobile website error

Due to an unknown error, visitors to this website from most (or possibly all) mobile devices have recently been met by a blank screen.

I am working on a more permanent solution, but for the time being the mobile site has been taken offline. All visitors will for now see the desktop site instead.

Apologies for any inconvenience – I will attempt to restore the mobile site as soon as possible.

Mobile website

Part of the reason for moving to this new website was to make it easier for content to be added (editor/author-friendly). Another important part was to make the site more user-friendly.

Many people now use mobile phones and devices to access the internet, and demand for mobile-friendly sites is growing.  While this new version is better than the old one, there are still issues with how the site displays on a mobile screen.

To get round this, work has begun on a mobile-friendly version of the site. It is still being tested, so if it suddenly disappears or is not working, please switch back to the main site.

If you are using a mobile device and have issues with the experience, or can see room for improvement, please leave a comment below.

What’s Changed?

Welcome to the new and improved Welsh Curling website.

If you’re used to the old site (pictured, right) you’ll have noticed a lot has changed.

Re-vamped colours

Visually, it’s out with the green, in with the white – with the formerly solid background colour now relegated to the sides of the page. The top banner has gained a photo of curling in action at Deeside, but sadly lost the FPOW shield.  If we can sensibly put it back, we will.

Site Layout

At the Top

The menu has been re-designed, and hopefully is slightly more intuitive to use. On it you can find broad categories (eg: Competitions, About, Events) plus some items that have no sub-pages, but are so important (eg: TryCurling) that to lose them from the top menu would be criminal.

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