A new website is in preparation. As this website, after six years service, is not only no longer supported by the Committee but ignored by them, it will be closed down in 5 weeks. Thereafter, hopefully, the domain http://www.humberyawlclub.com will be re-directed to the new site so there should be no need to update bookmarks etc.
Given the way Google and other search engines operate, searches may still find this site for a further 6 weeks or so after May 31st, but you won’t be able to access it.
Over (and this time out) Trevor
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Following last night’s talk on Sea Safety and Calling for Help by Mark Ryder and Chris Legg, I thought that you might find this link to a live AIS site useful and interesting. Click on to www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ to see what’s likely to be coming at you…
David Deakin (Hon Sec)
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Mobile theme turned on again 27/2/13.
Compare with mobile rendering being developed for possible new site:
m.humberyawlclub.com – Comments?
It seems likely that this wordpress site which has served the club for over 5 years with 70,000 page views and over 100 communications received from members and would-be members through the website (not including email and telephone communications), a searchable and fully archived web-history and over 30 current pages with hundreds of photographs of club events, craft and members may soon be replaced with a very basic site of some 13 pages (no Sailing, Squib, Flying Fifteen or Cruising pages – just the Racing programme) and no provision for direct communication on a specific page.
This new site in development (nearly ready?) can be seen at yawl.samwillis.net
If and when the new site ‘goes live’, it will be found automatically direct from the club domain name humberyawlclub.com so that that will deliver the new site rather than re-directing here as at present.
In the meantime, you can still comment below here or on any other page.
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Regarding the site’s readability and layout (see the earlier post on Mobile Theme to which I have had no response) I remind that it is worth using the zoom or zoom text only options (which give different results) in your web-browser. These are usually a (view) menu option and zooming in or out is achieved with Ctrl + or Ctrl – (any number of times) and Ctrl 0 (i.e. zero) to re-set to default (Cmnd +,-,0 on a Mac). In some cases a mouse or trackpad action may activate zoom. For larger sizes, re-sizing the window might also be useful. Comments?
Since my last post on this subject on 21/4/12 (withering on the vine), which generated 3 responses plus my own replies, it now looks as if the Committee might get round to updating this Humber Yawl Club web-site progressively (my preference) or possibly in one fell swoop – soonish!
I believe the matter has the Vice-Captain’s full attention and I look forward to exciting new developments and perhaps a well-earned rest. Site stats.
PS. I’ve just trolled through all the comments to find that, apart from Roger and myself, 99 comments or responses have been made over 5 years, 9 of them in the last 9 months, many from members seeking information and others from would be members or those interested in the club’s activities. These have usually resulted in quick replies from myself or committee members and it would seem a shame to close off this avenue of communication.
(That does not include the 10,593 ‘spam’ comments filtered out by WordPress’s excellent software!)
In the last 12 months, the website has been viewed from some 83 countries and the top 25 are shown here below: (These views would be significantly higher if the website was kept up to date and ACTIVE)
See also the WordPress review of this site for 2010 – up to date/more activity, more views!
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With 2013 now here, I thought I’d get the season underway with a little news from the Squib fleet. Several boats are in the process of a major refit with many more having bought new sails. The class continues to grow in strength and 2013 threatens to offer the closest racing to date.
(Further contributions from Jonathan soon)
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Mobile theme turned on again 27/2/13.
I have temporarily turned off the automated mobile theme so that the full website is seen on mobile devices. This may look better and work better on an iphone or similar devices but may not work so well on more basic mobile devices. Would mobile users please let me know whether this is better or worse for them, specifying the device.
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I have today updated the ‘For Sale’ page (Tabs above) to show Ray Payne’s Sadler 32 Zippa, for sale, just in time for Christmas. AND added Ted Rea’s Ufo 31, Uforea, on 29th December.
I have removed all other for sale items as the page has not been updated for quite a while.
Season’s greetings to y’all
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