What's happened to the website?
When we launched this website, in
December 2004, it was a modest enterprise aimed mainly
at non-members who might be curious to know what the
Horsham Society was all about. Nearly five years
later it had grown to well over 500 pages, and keeping
it all up to date was becoming a bit of a challenge.
We thought it was time for a spring clean.
We don't think we've been totally
ruthless, but one casualty was the What's On page:
we'll continue to publish details of forthcoming
events, but they'll be listed individually and linked
from the What's New section of the front page.
The Gallery has gone as well.
Apart from that, things are pretty
much as they were. Local Issues is now Current
Issues (all our issues are local) and those issues
that have been resolved, such as the Swans, have been
summarised and moved to our new Archive section.
The Archive isn't self-contained - newer pages will
often link back to archive pages for context reference
- but all archived pages have been given a watermark
to distinguish them from up to date news.
Our Members Only section will
continue to expand, with the Newsletter published
monthly as well as minutes of the Executive Committee
and Planning Sub-committee. Non-members will
still be able to read back issues of the Newsletter,
and our Horsham Past section will remain.
We've resisted the temptation to
change the look of the website, but have taken this
opportunity to replace some text characters that don't
display correctly in some of the newer browsers.