The SPS website has been overdue for an update and this month we’re launching a new, simplified look, bringing the development back in house. We have taken the decision to reduce our website management costs while at the same time we hope to make the site more responsive to topics of interest to our members.
Here are a few of the features of the new site.
New for Autumn 2019. We’ve changed the homepage so that it now shows a number of ’tiles’, small images which highlight particular pages and posts of interest. These provide a quick way of accessing some of the menu items, for example, the ‘Solent Live’, ‘Marine Licensing applications’ and ‘Membership’ pages and most recent articles of interest. To return to the home page at any time, simply click on or touch the SPS logo in the header.
Context sensitive Sidebar menus which appear on the right hand side of the page if you’re looking on a larger screen, or immediately below the page text if you’re using a mobile device. In fact, it’s worth noting that this new incarnation of the site should react ‘responsively’ to the type of device you’re using.
The Recent Posts sidebar menu displays up to eight recent items, doubling the number previously visible.
At the foot of the home page, a Category Cloud menu gives an indication of the categories of content contained on the site. Take a look, and select an item to see the relevant content.
On the right hand side of the page footer, a Tag list menu shows a list of ‘tags’ with which certain items of content are indexed. Select a tag to view relevant content.
Solent Live – All the links to live information relating to harbour movements, shipping, weather and tides can be found at the ‘Solent Live’ option under the ‘The Solent’ menu.
News and Comment – Under ‘Solent Wide News’ you’ll find summaries of items of news from around the region. For a more focused selection, take one of the options under ‘Regional news’.
Our focus areas – Also under ‘News and Comment’, you’ll find a subset of areas which are of particular interest to SPS. Here you will find, for example, specific notes and documents relating to ‘Planning’ matters, Conservation and ‘Marine licenses’.