i was able to spend a little time working on the main site and forums over the weekend. here's a rundown of some of the 'improvements' that were made.Main Site
*made some changes that should reduce the time it takes to load certain pages (particularly the courses page)
*fixed a linking issue on the courses page
Google map that was hindering its usability in IE (unfortunately, the links from the google map are still opening in a new tab/window despite my efforts to clear that up)
*added many more pictures to the slideshow on the front page
*added a bunch more polls to the right margin- they'll cycle through randomly, so refresh your browser like mad and cast your vote in all of them!
*fixed some general linking issues and broken links (thanks to those who brought these to my attention)
*uploaded a newly revised 2012 STLDGC schedule to the events page
. look for the newly re-designed, fully functional events page to come online within a week or so.
*upped the maximum size for attachments, which should make it easier for those posting flyers/promos or pictures. let me know if you're having trouble attaching a pic or document and i'll see what i can do.
*changed the topics per page default setting to 15 to clear up a bit of the cluttered look
*archived an additional year of STL tourney threads (all pre-2011 tourney threads are now in the archive
*coded a link to the Courses Page of our website in each Course Forum
to help folks get the basic info for each course a little more easily.
*changed the logo in the upper left corner (thanks go to daniel doss/stubborn puppet for the graphic work)
*username's may now be changed by the user. if this causes some sort of unforeseen problems, i will change the settings back.
*checked the main site and the forums using the opera browser. looks fine and functional.
*checked the main site and the forums using a mobile phone browser...eh. i'll look into ways i can make the site a bit more 'phone-friendly' over the next months. any mobile-users of the site, don't hesitate to tell me what would make the main site or forums easier to use for you and i'll see what can be done.
*new graphics and banners on the main site and the forums (again courtesy of d.doss/stubborn puppet)
*the option to change the look of the forums, and potentially a new 'default' setting to the forum style.
*a link to a photo slideshow for most area courses on the courses page
*the new 2012-ready events page
again, don't hesitate to let me know what you think of the changes going down- good, bad, or otherwise i'd appreciate the feedback. if people are having issues/problems with the site, or don't agree with or dislike the changes being made, there's just nothing i can do about it if i don't hear from you, so let me know!