Webdesigns UK. Preston, North West UK webdesign : Great War Society, WW1 reenactment and First World War community website overview.
The Great War Society Website
The Great War Society website, produced for members of a WW1 living history organisation based in the UK. The society exists to further the memory of the soldiers who took part in the Great War. Providing an oppurtunity for practical research into the uniforms, equipment and training of the First World War soldier, the group prides itself on recreating the period in a historically accurate manner.
The website's aesthetic reflects the Great War period, graphics of the website were designed with an aged look to give the feel of the period.
Interactive WW1 Gallery
A main section of the webdesign, the WW1 image gallery contains photos of the Great War Society members at various events and meetings. Selected members can upload, edit and manage existing photos and albums with the gallery via the administration section. A thumb-nailing function is used within the webdesign to resize the photos uploaded to the site automatically. This rules out the need for the photos to be optimised for the web manually before they are uploaded to the Great War Society website gallery.
Great War Society Events and News Sections
The Links, Events and News sections of the webdesign are also updatable by selected members. Files can be attached to the posts within both sections from within the admin section.
Secure Admin Section
The Great War Society also required the webdesign to include updatable elements that could be easily administered by their members. We provided a secure administration area within the site to allow selected members to update and edit the News, Links, Events and WW1 Gallery sections. The admin section also contains a help section to train new users of the admin area.
Search Engine Optimised
The Great War Society website has been designed highly rank within search engine query results for relative search terms related to First World War reenactment.
The public section of the website is broken up into the following sections:
- Introduction Section - Introduces the Great War Society.
- About Section - Details the history of the community.
- News - Latest news, administered via secure admin section.
- Recruit - New member section for WW1 reenactment.
- Events - Upcoming WW1 events section, admin controlled.
- Gallery - Feature rich WW1 gallery, admin controlled with thumbnail capability.
- Links - Admin controlled WW1 website links section.
- Contact - Contact details and online contact form.
The Administration area contains the sections which can be updatable, along with a secure login section: