new website which I have been building over the close season is
now complete bar a few small amendments requested by the BLI
executive as well as a few from the LBLI.
These will be completed this week
and the new website will be launched next week.
Setting the new website live
1. On Monday
the 25th of February I will delete all the pages on the website
we have been using since 2005.
2. On the
same day I will transfer the new website from it’s existing
location to the same location as the current website. This means
that although the website will be unavailable for some time when
the new website is installed it will have the same website name
as the existing website.
3. As I will be doing the above
process for the first time it my take a day or two to enact the
transfer, so you may be without a website for a day or two.
4. When the new website is up and running, I will have to
verify all the links contained therein which will take a little
bit of time. I intend to complete
this by Friday the 1st of March at which time the new site will
be fully operational.
5. Some pages in
both the BLI and LBLI Championships section will be missing as
for technical reasons it is not realistic to complete these
until the website is live. Don’t worry these will all be in
place in time for the forthcoming season.
6. As regards
the content, all of the existing webpages have been transferred
to the new website, however.
a. The location of the page
within the website may have changed.
b. The name of the page
will definitely have changed so if you enter by going directly
to the page you want, you will have to go in through the home
page www.irishlawnbowls.ie instead and navigate your way to the
c. The format of the page will have changed,
7. The format of the website will differ depending on the
medium you are using to view it. It is a feature of the software
used to develop the website that it is formatted differently for
a. Smart Phone
c. Lap Top / PC.
The main benefits of the new forat
• The BLI / LBLI will have a modern and more
• It will be easier to maintain,
particularly adding new pages / sections or removing obsolete
• It will be more user friendly on your smart phone or
tablet than the old site.
Mike Brophy 19th February 2019