I have changed things up a bit. This is only a test and there could still be more revisions.
At the top we are thinking of allowing our club sponsors to post about sales, events, etc, themselves. This has been added to the Announcements and FAQs category. Sponsors may be a separate category, but I tried that and thought it looked too crowded. Not sure.
The primary categories after this are:
For now this is our club theme and we are gonna stick with it. I have added sub-categories under Race and Lead to make is similar to the Ride category.
Site Feedback has had a “Help Me” component added to it to welcome people to ask questions as well as post feedback. When the site goes live this will move down to the Bottom of the category lists. Beta Testers is a sub-category, but it is only viewable if you actually are a Beta tester.
The rest of the categories are in no particular order as of now. These could be moved around. There are sub-categories for Members Only and for Committees ( but you can only see the Committee sub-categories if you are a member of that sub-committee). Not sure if order for these bottom categories are important or not.
I like the sub categories and how it’s structured so far. My only complaint is the colours are a bit distracting on the main categories page. I’m wondering if we’re better served making all the sub categories the same colour as the parent.
I just tried changing the sub-category style to ‘bullet’ instead of ‘box’.
For me personally, this makes a big difference and looks better.
It looks much less distracting. I have some vision issues when it comes to contrast and this mode doesn’t seem to upset them.
Can we use consistent structure in the descriptions? “For discussions” vs “Discussions”, etc. Is “A place/A space” necessary? Some read nicely with that first sentence omitted.
And, randomly, I think “members only” should by hyphenated?
“WCC and Sponsor Announcements and FA” (which no longer fits on my wide screen!) has a nice direct to the point description. “Buy/Sell” has a nice creative description.
I thought putting sponsors in with the WCC Official docs sounded good but after looking at the title I’m not as sure. Can we call the category simply “Club Information”? Or “Waterloo Cycling Club”? (Sponsor promotions could be considered club info… unless they would apply to all people??)
Everything is a work in progress, and I am not too worried about this being cleaned up 100% even during the next roll out. It gets a bit complex right now because we have multiple people doing things.
I did the “WCC and Sponsor Announcements and FAQ’s” as a test to see what people think about combining this. I like the combining, but hate the title – that needs to be changed. My theory at this point is to move the FAQs into the Site Feedback/Help section and then just change the title to Announcements.
There is discussion about this and other topics, but they are going on in the Staff Category which not everyone can see. We do need more volunteers to be Staff though – hint hint @TimMcClements
Could we try bolding the sub-categories? I’d like to see how that looks.
I’d be happy to help volunteer with the site. However, there are some strong opinions here and as a fairly new member I do worry about treading on toes. A lot of you have been members for many years and really it is your club (but I’m happy to support the vision of senior members).