NEW FORMAT, NEW FRAMEWORK, NEW DOMAIN & NEW MATERIAL ADDED
From the “so-called Webmaster” aka Roger Smith
It’s been a long time since I made any input or updates to the CoFoC website – all the usual excuses apply but real reasons are harder to find!
With new technologies continually emerging, particularly tablets and smartphones, the old website has become seriously outdated; it certainly won’t display easily on a small screen.
New Domain Name
This year (2014) a new top level domain was released (.uk), so it seemed ideal to register cofoc.uk as our domain name. The old domain name(cofoc.org.uk) is being redirected to the new site until the registration period expires. If anyone wants to see the old site this can be accessed at any time via this link.
New Site Framework
This new site is mobile responsive so can be viewed on most tablets and smartphones (it displays well on my Samsung Galaxy phone) as well as laptops and desktop computers. This is thanks to the recently developed Genesis 2 HTML5 Framework which I now use for all my new website work.
New Place to Communicate
I have also included a members’ only area where members can post messages and any material that is not for public viewing – any jovial remarks about teachers or other old boys fall into this category. All members will have been informed by email of the access details to this area. If you were a member of class-C 1951 and do not have access details please request via the “Contact” page of this website including your name, dates at the school, and any other info that will identify you.
A trawl of my archived e-mails, to my horror, revealed a large amount of info that never made it into a site update. It’s now all been included on this new website. Most of it is now history but still well worth a read.
Let’s Keep this Group Active
To keep this group and website active, please visit cofoc.uk regularly and contribute to it. I need input from members either through the members section, the ‘contact’ page or via personal email.
Any photos, recollections, news of what’s happened or is happening in your lives or at the school are all relevant. Anything not for public view can be sent privately by email or put in the members’ area. Let’s keep in occasional contact in addition to any possible future reunions. If we can’t meet in person – there’s always Skype for real time contact.
Hoping to hear from many of you.