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.
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 following software tools were used to build the
Bass Strait Aquatic Club web site:
- Dragonfly 22.214.171.124
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
SP2 and IIS for my testing platform
- Linux 2.6.9-42.0.3 and Apache
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
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,
- Combined 1.0.1
- Contacts Pro 126.96.36.199
- FAQ 2.0.2
- Encyclopedia 2.0.2
- Downloads Pro 188.8.131.52
- CPGNuCalendar 184.108.40.206
- Content Enhanced 220.127.116.11
- Delete Members 1.0
- DF Map Module 0.9.7
- Sitemaps 1.4.4
- Newsletter Pro 3.4.4
- LinktoUs 1.0.1
- ProjectsPro 18.104.22.168
- Weblink Pro 22.214.171.124
The default Dragonfly template was used and the web site
was soon looking good.
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.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007