Best Yacht Club web sites

SockeyeUS119

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We're redoing our club site and I need examples of the best small club sites. We're about 150 members that allow only sail boats. post links and tell me all yucan about whats good and who makes the soft ware. Thanks

 

morrisre

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You wont go far wrong with WordPress or Joomla. But by and large a good club web site is all about regular content as much as anything. Don;t be tempted to put in lots of menu options and categories to start off add them as you go along as you find the need.

 

Andiamo

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Check out Ning.com. You can create your own social network website for free. It is all drag-and-drop, no programming skills required.

You can add events, forums, groups, photos, calendar, Blog, member only area, gadgets.

It's free if you allow ads and use their URL (ie youryachtclub.ning.com) For a fee you can use yor own URL and/or loose the ads.

It's great for clubs as anybody can maintain it, no special skills required.

http://www.centerboard.org

 
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Heavy Woman

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Not a club site, but an event site www.wokc.co.uk

We built this using Moonfruit which we found really easy to use (no previous coding experience - bunch of technophobe girls :p ) very good and simple, not expensive, about £25 a year I think. www.moonfruit.com

I would defiantely agree on keeping it simple and the regular content updates comment.

Also very good that I've found for newletters is www.campaignmonitor.com excellent service and very good value for money as you only pay for what you send, and out entrants love the newsletter.

Good Luck

HW

 

tuf-luf

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We're redoing our club site and I need examples of the best small club sites. We're about 150 members that allow only sail boats. post links and tell me all yucan about whats good and who makes the soft ware. Thanks
http://oiyc.org for example.

try http://www.rutlandsc.co.uk/cms/index.php

www.hyc.ie
Four years in SA - 4 friggin' years!! And you can't post a live link?

Sigh... Some stoopid YC called HYC.

Soooo disappointing.

 

tuf-luf

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Bangrak
Not a club site, but an event site www.wokc.co.uk
We built this using Moonfruit which we found really easy to use (no previous coding experience - bunch of technophobe girls :p ) very good and simple, not expensive, about £25 a year I think. www.moonfruit.com

I would defiantely agree on keeping it simple and the regular content updates comment.

Also very good that I've found for newletters is www.campaignmonitor.com excellent service and very good value for money as you only pay for what you send, and out entrants love the newsletter.

Good Luck

HW
You too HW!!! Oh man.

I give up.

 
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MR.CLEAN

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cracking me up tuffy.

Good comments above though. Design is important but as long as you stay simple, no worries. Far more important to commit to regular content of some quality. Stories, pictures, videos - this shit works like nothing else. PM me if you want advice or help.

 

ILYA_Fan

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Thanks for the tip about Ning!

I've been studying Blogger for years thinking about building a website and have been reluctant because it's so clunky.... pondering whether to learn HTML or just bite the bullet and use crappy Blogger.

In THREE MINUTES I am up and running with the website I have been dreaming about using Ning! THANK YOU! :rolleyes:

 

Remodel

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Thanks for the tip about Ning!
I've been studying Blogger for years thinking about building a website and have been reluctant because it's so clunky.... pondering whether to learn HTML or just bite the bullet and use crappy Blogger.

In THREE MINUTES I am up and running with the website I have been dreaming about using Ning! THANK YOU! :rolleyes:
Then post a link!

 

Streetwise

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I'll pimp the site I built for our club when I joined:

http://lcyc.info/

Run with Drupal (CMS), Gallery2 (photos), and CiviCRM (membership and race registration), all free and open source.

I saw suggestions for Joomla and WordPress. Joomla and other full CMS suites like Drupal will give you a lot more choices than WordPress, which is fundamentally a blog. A full CMS gives you much much more. Drupal and Joomla are the biggest, but there are many other CMS tools. I picked Drupal because of the ease of integrating with my gallery software and my CRM software, with unified login and privs for users. Other Drupal sites include http://www.whitehouse.gov/ and http://theonion.com/ among thousands of others.

Drupal: http://drupal.org/

Gallery: http://gallery.menalto.com/

CiviCRM: http://civicrm.org/

I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Cheers,

jason

 

morrisre

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Four years in SA - 4 friggin' years!! And you can't post a live link?
Sigh... Some stoopid YC called HYC.

Soooo disappointing.
Oy! That's the biggest, baddest and best club in Ireland bar none you're talking about there Tuffie. Not the most elegant site out there to look at (www.kyc.ie) but you can find everything and John does a top job of keeping up to date, which is what counts.

 
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