Victorian Sub-Aqua Group
(VSAG) Web Site
During the second half of 2006, I became aware of, and eventually
joined the Victorian
Sub-Aqua Group (VSAG). It was only a matter of time before I
suggested a new, fully functional web site was in order for VSAG.
So in November 2006, work commenced.
Back in 2004, I had built a community portal web site for the
Deepdene Bears Cricket Club, using the CPG-Nuke content management
system (CMS). Obviously, a similar solution
would be appropriate for VSAG.
Since 2004, CPG-Nuke had evolved to become Dragonfly. So I went and had a look at it, plus compared
it to a few other community portal solution. With a
web site such as this, they key is about putting control of
the web site back into the hands of its owners for its
ongoing operation and management. After looking around and testing a few
of the most popular CMS portal options, I felt the latest
version of Dragonfly was closest to being what I wanted. I settled on it as the best way forward.
The following software tools were used to build the
Victoria Sub-Aqua Group web site:
- Dragonfly 220.127.116.11
- 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 6.0 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 18.104.22.168
- FAQ 2.0.2
- Encyclopedia 2.0.2
- Downloads Pro 22.214.171.124
- CPGNuCalendar 126.96.36.199
- Content Enhanced 188.8.131.52
- Delete Members 1.0
- DF Map Module 0.9.7
- Sitemaps 1.4.4
- Newsletter Pro 3.4.4
- LinktoUs 1.0.1
- ProjectsPro 184.108.40.206
- Weblink Pro 220.127.116.11
The Easy DF template was purchased from ???. There
were a few issues with te template that had to be fixed, but it was soon
Victorian Sub-Aqua Group web site went live in December 2006.
I am certainly delighted with the results achieved by
using Dragonfly. Better still, I think the VSAG members, plus those
who have taken on administration and moderator roles, are
going to be very happy too.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007