Welcome to the new website! I went through a lot of feedback and tried to figure out what worked with the last website, and what didn’t. For starters this one is built on a blogging platform, making it much more user friendly for posting news, and it also lets everyone post comments on news articles (a big improvement over the last website). You can also click on the “RSS Subscribe” button and follow this site in your favorite RSS reader.
The other big thing was handling all of the sponsors. So at the bottom of this site are two lines of plates that you can scroll through using the arrows on either side of the list. Each plate has a sponsor on it, and links to their website, if they have one. If you or your company is listed there and an error was made, please let me know and I will fix it quickly.
I also added a “Share This” toolbar to the bottom of every page, making it easier to share this site and any of the posts you’re reading without needing to copy the URL and open up a different website, so be sure to give it a try!
One thing that’s still being worked on is all of the Project pages. My goal is to make them much more informative than they were before, and include awards each project won, events the project has been at, specs for the project, and really any other relevant information I can think of. As most of you know, the Chopper Class will be attending the Donnie Smith Bike Show this month, and Kevin Baas has recently had knee surgery. Due to these factors you can expect these pages to be completed sometime towards the end of April, or the beginning of May. Until then, if you have anything information about the projects, email it to email@example.com. Another thing I’ll be adding sometime in the future is the ability to buy T-Shirts directly off of the support page, as well as donate through PayPal. These are things I need Mr. Baas’ help with, just to make sure the moving of money is well coordinated and that he’s able to send out T-Shirts without any trouble, so be on the look out for that as well.
Two minor problems I’m aware of right away after uploading the site are the sponsor scrolling doesn’t seem to work on the home page in all browsers, but it should work if you go to any of the other pages on the site; and the Blogroll needs to be updated with relevant blogs, which I will be working on over the next few days.
Please post any feedback you have in the comments here, or contact Preston Dvorak!