Monday, 26 December 2011

Operation Lemonade

Operation Lemonade – An Updated and 'Refreshed' Blog for 2012!

The current Blog was set up about 4 years ago on a hand written code template; thanks to Dave Turnball at Swanage RNLI. It has served us well but was starting to creak at the seams. We have therefore decided to move to a new blogger template, which will allow more flexibility in the design and posting options. It will be easier to maintain and add items without writing html code, which is a right pain.

In moving to the new template we have taken the opportunity to 'refresh' the look (Operation Lemonade = Refreshing). We have tried to keep the same corporate colour so that it appears familiar to our readers but sharpen the page up to a more contemporary style. It’s also been optomised for mobile viewing on iPhone, iPads and Raspberry Phones; hopefully Android users also.

A Sneaky Preview Screenshot..

The new template will be full screen on PC and iMac and allow supersize images and video to be posted, plus more interactive content like the incident map to be used properly. There will be loads more integration with Facebook and Twitter.

Currently we can have between 250 to 1500 unique readers a day, dependent on what’s going on, including 200+ regular facebook followers. Most readers are local although some are from much further afield. Hello (Hola!) to the people from Chile.

Next year it’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics, some of which will be held 15 miles down the road sea in Weymouth. Oh, and let's not forget Coastguard Dee's big day, she is getting married to a lifeboat chap also. It’s going to be an exciting and busy year, and to meet this challenge head on we’ve got some new recruits joining the Swanage Coastguard Team.

We will migrate to the new template 01 January 2012. It will be in exactly the same place, but will look new.

... and that’s because it is!

We hope you like it.


Anonymous said...

I would upate that screenshot - looks like the old harnnesses !

Coastguard Oscar said...

Sure are....