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Bass Strait Aquatic Club
(BSAC) Web Site

During early 2007, I became aware of, and eventually joined the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC UK). I was intending to join the Melbourne BSAC branch, but was approached to assist in forming a new BSAC branch based on the Mornington Peninsula. Thus the Bass Strait Aquatic Club (BSAC branch # 2396) was formed, having its inaugural club meeting and dive day on 21st July 2007. And of course, I built a web site for the club, with work commencing in late June 2007.

Design Philosophy

Being a community web site, the plan was to build something very similar to the VSAG web site I'd build for another diving club late in 2006. So I downloaded and installed the latest version of the Dragonfly CMS community portal solution and started work.

The Tools

The following software tools were used to build the Bass Strait Aquatic Club web site:

  • Dragonfly 9.1.2.1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 and IIS for my testing platform
  • Linux 2.6.9-42.0.3 and Apache 1.3.31 for the live public platform
  • PHP 4.4.4
  • MySQL 4.1.21 standard
  • phpMyAdmin 2.6.0
  • NoteTab Pro
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and Mozilla Firefox 1.5
  • Adobe PhotoShop CS2
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2
  • WinSCP

Site Construction

Jaguar PC was chosen to host the web site.

The installation and configuration of Dragonfly went smoothly. Then it was time to install and configure some addition modules, and enhancement.

  • Combined 1.0.1
  • Contacts Pro 1.1.2.0
  • FAQ 2.0.2
  • Encyclopedia 2.0.2
  • Downloads Pro 3.0.0.8
  • CPGNuCalendar 2.0.5.2
  • Content Enhanced 9.7.1.0
  • Delete Members 1.0
  • DF Map Module 0.9.7
  • Sitemaps 1.4.4
  • Newsletter Pro 3.4.4
  • LinktoUs 1.0.1
  • ProjectsPro 1.1.0.2
  • Weblink Pro 1.1.4.2

The default Dragonfly template was used and the web site was soon looking good.

The Results

The Bass Strait Aquatic Club web site went live in June 2007.

I am certainly delighted with the results achieved by using Dragonfly. Better still, I think the BSAC members, plus those who have taken on administration and moderator roles, are going to be very happy too.

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