And we’re back!

With a new theme, new header image taken from the cover of Celebration, our 50th Anniversary anthology.

Please let us know in the comments what you think, and especially of any problems you find.

13 thoughts on “And we’re back!

  1. Ah, a web site I can actually get along with. I’ve been so wanting to do this to this web site ever since that horrible purple banner fell off the edge of my screen all that time ago. Good work, well done, live long and prosper ;-)

  2. Martin, the new site looks really good – thanks very much. One query though: there’s a new option in the Members’ area, called “My Account”. I just clicked on it, and it came up with a page on which were the following lines – but nothing else:

    My Account

    [accountform]

    [renewform]

    Not sure if there’s supposed to be more content there?

    Cheers, Patrick.

  3. Hi Martin,

    Am guessing you’re the culprit behind the snazzy new look website?

    Congratulations! I’ve been meaning to pop by and offer some support — I’m pleased to see something’s finally happening with the BSFA website, so thanks for that. I do wonder if there’s a better BSFA logo anywhere, though? If not I may well have a crack at creating one…

    I have done a new logo for the soon-to-be-revamped Focus magazine btw (which I’ll attach below if I’ve correctly worked out how to include it in this post). Speaking of which, I was going to have a moan about the Focus entry under BSFA Publications tab which originally said just “Stuff about focus.” but I see that’s already been remedied, so well done.

    – first effort at new FOCUS logo…

    first efforts at new FOCUS logo

    I also like the early efforts at getting some form of fresh News on the site, with news and reviews, BSFA events, etc. appearing under the Home/News banner, so good work with that too.

    Incidentally, it’s not identifying me as Logged In anywhere, but it is allowing me to Post this, so fingers crossed my Login details have registered correctly… Other than that, ’tis a promising start, and I look forward to seeing more.

    One little niggle, the mini-interview with Ernie Cline begins with “BSAF:” instead of “BSFA:” posing the questions Should probably be grateful it wasn’t mis-spelt as BASF (remember them?)

    Keep up the good work, and I’ll be sure to keep popping in and investigating the BSFA site, at least until we have a decent email notification thingy in place to keep us all informed when new content is added.

    All the best,

    Alex (Twitter: @mangozoid)

    • Hi Alex,

      I like the logo. And thanks for your comments.

      The old site theme had a logo of sorts, but I don’t think it was one that we’ve used anywhere else. I’m not sure that we really have an official, definitive logo.

      The comment above looks as if you’re logged in, though it ended up on the moderation queue, so I suspect you weren’t, in some sense. I’m not actually sure what effect being logged in or not has on comments. I’ll have to do some investigation.

      As to email notifications, I think that should be possible with our existing set of plugins. I’ll look into it. As to BASF, I remember them well, and had many of their fine tapes (and the post has been corrected now).

    • Hi Alex, regarding emails: when you leave a reply (which you can’t do unless you’re logged in, so you clearly were), you should see two checkboxes under the area where you type: “Notify me of follow-up comments by email” and “Notify me of new posts by email.” Do you not see those? Or do they not work for you?

      I should also be able to add a widget to the sidebar, allowing users to subscribe to email updates from there, so I may well do that.

      Which reminds me, I must check whether the RSS feeds are working.

      • Hi Martin,

        Yes, I do get the checkboxes, one for follow-up comments, and another for new posts. Unfortunately, although I ticked both of them, I never got anything telling me something new has been posted, etc.

        Also, you might want to delete my first effort at posting here (the one where the Focus logo did not appear), because it’s all just duplicated in the following post… This just makes the place look untidy (to me), and you don’t want that kind of stigma getting attached… ;-)

        Cheers,

        Alex

          • Hi Martin,

            Nope… only posted one comment, in reply to your 26/10 9.23pm post, but yes it does look like it’s been reproduced a second time.

            As for the FOCUS logo one — I did actually enter that one twice ‘cos obviously the first time I put the wrong HTML codes in, so copied all the text and just replaced the dodgy code with the correct stuff…

            Btw, I did get an email this time round, telling me my checkboxes post had been replied to by you…

            All the best,

            Alex

  4. Hi Martin,

    Yes, I do get the checkboxes, one for follow-up comments, and another for new posts. Unfortunately, although I ticked both of them, I never got anything telling me something new has been posted, etc.

    Also, you might want to delete my first effort at posting here (the one where the Focus logo did not appear), because it’s all just duplicated in the following post… This just makes the place look untidy (to me), and you don’t want that kind of stigma getting attached…

    Cheers,

    Alex

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