The Brandeston Web Site
The village web site is changing. Over the last few weeks, a parallel web site has been under construction and has been running in parallel with this one. A few people have tested it and suggested changes and it is now time to open it up to all residents for comment.
The existing site has been running for almost nine years and is showing its age. Moreover, it is based entirely on a PC running Windows XP and can’t easily be transferred to a new manager. The new web site, in current terminology, runs in the Cloud and can be passed on to a new manager very simply.
Similarly with the village email list which is being managed by Kathy and Martin Churchill and is based on their PCs. The list needs to be in a form that can be passed on to a new manager when the time comes and so it is being moved to Mailchimp, an emailing service. All those who are on the village distribution list are already in the Mailchimp list which, when operating fully, will allow people to join the list or unsubscribe from the service.
The plan is to run both web sites in parallel for a few weeks with access to the new site from this site and vice versa. At some point, maybe the anniversary of the village web site, the links will change and the first point of entry will be the new site. This site will then become an archive and will no longer be updated.
The new site should provide a better experience with higher quality photos, a forum for comment, sign-up lists, videos and so on.
As ever, the web site and the village newsletter are desperate for photos and articles to keep them fresh and interesting. Send web site items to email@example.com and newsletter items to