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Wednesday 30th December 2009

We're back! I hope you like the new colour scheme - we've gone for a much cleaner, more white-space and clearer text look, with less graphics, partly to make the site more mobile-friendly. I've invested real money on our new navigation system, which has even been iPhone tested!

Obviously, it's all well and good having a compatible website, but we still need the content on it to inspire the browsing public to come and visit, and that's next on the agenda. Certain travel guides need to be brought up-to-date, and I may even consider adding some kind of "Web 2.0" element like Twitter or a blog, if I think the demand is there.

Never has this been a more relevant consideration for a Tartan Army website - in preparing this update, I spent an entire afternoon checking each and every link to other websites, and no less than 34 old TA Club websites have fallen by the wayside, with only 15 new ones springing up to replace them. Perhaps most worrying is the fact that three of the most innovative - Tap Shop TA, Bishopton TA and the original Crack of Dawn TA - sites are amongst the casualties!

In the meantime, please have a wee look around. Please shout if you spot anything out of place (bear in mind the old content is still there, but is stuck with the old design), and please feel free to let us know what you think of the new look, or whether you think we've left anything behind, via our Contact page.

I don't know when the next update will be, but given the whole point of the revamp is to make these things easier, I'm hopeful it will be sooner rather than later! Finally, good luck to Scotland's new manager, Craig Levein!

Cheers, Paul

Web Evolution 2009 Diary What Next?
If you're interested in the ins and outs of how we've changed over the past decade (the site launched in Jan 2001), then the lowdown awaits... more Diary updates for two of the three away matches Paul attended in 2009 (plus the one he didn't) have also now made it online... more There's still plenty to update, starting with Norway and Japan photos (once I've fixed the new template!), plus the gradual updating of the travel pages.


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