Re: Planning ahead
- From: Paul Harris <nospam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 16:25:04 +0100
In message <op.tfee4dyn700lht@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Tony Mochan <tony@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 00:44:02 +0100, Chris Atkinson <christopher.atkinson43@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sorry Ewan, yes it was originally going to be on SBUK, but an HQ decision was taken in '04 to locate it on scouts.org.uk instead with a view to linking it with Management Services. It's also HQ policy to deliver an effective service to Members by, amongst other things, avoiding any confusion arising from them not knowing where to find the information they need. One can only applaud this, since it was the raison d'etre underlying the conception of SBUK back in '95.
Sorry, where would I find this wonderful resource you speak of? Everything in one place? No confusion? ScoutBaseUK is now a poor imitation of it's former glory. Perhaps this has been in the planning all along?
I agree SBUK is no longer what it was in its hey day and there is a very confused message now with the multiple web sites which needs to be resolved. As for who is responsible or whether any of it was planned I couldn't say.
ScoutBase was based on the concept of the web site being a resource for Leaders by Leaders. A couple of years ago TSA opened a new web site scouts.org which was the corporate site leaving SBUK as the members site. The content of both became the responsibility of H.Q. and the SBUK team were no longer responsible for content.
I think that the rationale of SBUK being the members site was somehow lost as things such as POL and Membership Services that one might have expected to appear on SBUK appeared on scouts.org
My major bug bear about www.scouts.org.uk is the poor navigation ... unless you know the shortcut to it, it's nigh on impossible to find stuff ...You would really have to address those questions to those who are responsible for the scouts.org web site and I don't think that they post here so you are most unlikely to get an explanation from them in urs I fact I am not sure if the design and build was even all done in house some of it may have been out sourced to professionals.
The menus at the top are soooooooo small, that they are impossible to use, especially as they have transparent backgrounds, on an otherwise crowded page, and the logic of the organisation of them escapes me.
And why oh why oh why is there such a large image for the header of each page ... on a laptop/low resolution, I constantly have to scroll down to read anything useful.
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