Club News - 2010

Anvil Chorus - Learn to Sing course 2010

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Anvil Chorus - Learn to Sing course 2010

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Learn to Sing course

Anvil Chorus is running a third Learn to Sing course, starting on Saturday 13th March 2010.

For more information, and to register online for the course, please visit or telephone the registration manager John Ellis on 0121 357 9177

New website

New Decade - New Website

Anvil Chorus's website is gettting a make-over. Well, actually it is an entirely new site built by John Eardley using the Drupal Content Management System. This is an extremely powerful open-source CMS, and provides the ability to create much more complex websites than the existing one I wrote from scratch.

I started the current website in September 2001 and it has grown into a large resource of archive material over the eight and a half years since then. It was the first website I built, and I really enjoyed learning how to do it. It started as a simple html site but fairly soon I added php functionality when I wrote the discussion board, and the site evolved.

When John approached me with an offer to take over running the website and to re-build it, I suggested that he use Drupal. I have already built two sites using Drupal and have discovered its power and flexibility. There are many, many benefits of using a CMS but one of the main advantages is that the function of updating and adding new content can be easily shared amongst a team of users, instead of everything being done by one person. This is big improvement over the existing site, where I have to do every single page update.

The members area has a link to Johns new website so that Anvil Chorus members can test out the new functionality before the site goes pubilc.


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