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 http://john-eardley.co.uk/anvil/learntosing 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.

Jonathan




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