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May-August 2013 Program Online

The program for May to August 2013 is now available for signed in members of the website. This was based on the data  as submitted to the team that create the walks card.

Now that the Walks Card is available I have looked to see what changes have been made and made some corrections to the online version. Please advise Robert if you notice any discrepancies. Please also advise if relevant changes or walk swaps happen during the currency of the card so that the online version can be kept up to date.

robert -- Tue, 09/04/2013 - 12:31

New Walks Card Online

The walks card for September to December 2012 in now available online in two formats, as on the walks card and also listed grouped by walks grade. This information is only available to club members who have also signed up for website membership.

I have visually checked this version against the printed card but I would be very happy to correct any errors. I am also happy to keep this up to date if changes are made to published walks.

robert -- Sun, 26/08/2012 - 22:19

Major Website Updates

On 11th December I updated the CHA website.

The main reasons for the update were that the software being used to support the site had a major release upgrade ( Drupal 6 to 7) and this afforded the opportunity to change the whole underlying template of the site to a new one ( Omega for techies ) that allows a much more friendly design approach for mobile phone and similar devices.

I did try keep a very similar look to the 2010 version of the site, but there may be a few glitches and variations. (More details below)

The changes you should notice are that the site adapts itself to the size of the screen being used to browse the site. You can see this change if you shrink the window size the browser uses. To conserve costly bandwidth, the banner picture is not sent down to mobile devices. Mobile devices are shown much more practical text oriented information on the opening pages, but the photo gallery is still completely available to be accessed if required.

Those of you with wide screen laptops or PCs with 1200 pixel or more width will now see a wider picture at the top. Because of the need for a different picture format there are now two different sets of photographs in use between the wide screen and narrower screens. There are fewer suitable for the full width screen.

Please do let me know of any problems or glitches that you notice. I'll still be picking through the site looking for snags over the next day or two.

Happy Christmas to you all.


robert -- Sun, 11/12/2011 - 16:43

Member's Own Photo Galleries

A new facility has been added for signed-up members.
We now have a page with links to gallery pages that members have on the internet.
Sign in now and click on 'Members Photo Galleries' in the 'Member Only' column on the right hand side..
These include Mary's Saalbach, Trevor's Portugal and Roya Valley and Jill's Galtees and Rambler's Austria. Enjoy

robert -- Fri, 14/10/2011 - 15:21

Added Walk Alerts

A block had been added to the left hand side column to highlight walk alerts on the front page of the site. When there are no outstanding alerts there will be no block there.

Items are added to this block when a 'Story' has been added with 'Walk Alerts' selected in the Interests selection. Items will stay there until 30 days older than the 'Authoring Date' or have had their 'Publishing Options' state of 'Promote to Front Page' set off.

Members who have signed up for access to the site can add their own news items and Walk Alerts. They can also add comments to any existing news items.

robert -- Thu, 18/08/2011 - 15:01

New version of the site

The live CHA website has been switched to a trial new version
If you are seeing the site with a rich blue background, then you are viewing the new version. If the background has boots on a pink background than you are viewing the older version.

The new version has pictures taken during club walks randomly chosen every time you get a new or refreshed page. Most of these pictures are of the Wicklow area, but some are of holidays outside Ireland and one is of the Saalbach area of Austria where the club went this year, but this was taken when 3 of our members were there last winter, skiing, walking and cross-country skiing.

If a club member has any comments please feel free to send those comments to robert at the website address.

The site is now structured to allow club members to sign in to the site and it is hoped to have several discussion threads available for club members only. Again, for access, contact robert.

robert -- Sat, 19/12/2009 - 20:58

Website Makeover on the way!

Our webmaster, Robert, took the opportunity at a Club social evening on 23rd February to outline his plans for a new 2009 version of the CHA website, which will include opportunities for members to enter comments and leave messages (accessible by other members only).

In addition, Tony showed us his film about the Scottish Great Glen Way, which was walked by a group from CHA in 2008.

There was a record attendance by members.

robert -- Mon, 20/07/2009 - 15:16
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