The new site is a complete rebuild and there will be a 24 hour period (11th to 12th Nov) when online access to the members area, subscription renewals etc. will be unavailable as data is frozen and transferred across.
At this stage the forums and parts shop will be unaffected and will be migrated to the new system at a later date.
Why a New Site?
The current site was launched in February 2013 (online renewals from June 2012) and has developed and evolved considerably over the subsequent period. In that time technology and methods of accessing websites have changed significantly with most members now joining and many renewing online.
The new site uses modern programming to ensure it can continue to operate not only with current web browsers but will also be compatible with foreseeable future developments. The new site is designed to be fully responsive across multiple types of devices – smart phones, tablets, laptops, PCs etc. – to provide a site that is easier to view and navigate. Other improvements have also been included.
For more information see the November Magazine page 6 or the Members Forum