We are very proud of this website!
For years, our website was pure HTML, and it was difficult to update, keep clean and integrate to the World Wide Web.
This new website (as of 07/2022) foundation is built on version 9 code from Drupal. Drupal is a highly secure, flexible and robust CMS platform that allows granular management of data (content, security, management) while simultaneously simplifying maintenance. Another immediate benefit is that the structure remains consistent and transportable, all while being accessible real time!
This page represents our effort to acknowledge the developers of these techniques/functionalities - they work 'under the covers' and build modules and addons that we have taken advantage of.
Some of the cooler tools under the hood are:
- HTML5, CSS3, BOOTSTRAP 3
- Superfish Menuing
- Font Awesome - Attribution
- Responsive layout features
- Parallax front page
- Retina capable sliders
- Facebook Like integration
- Google Maps
Another important component that needs to be singled out is the Theme used - W3CSS THEME + W3CSS PARAGRAPHS by Alaa Haddad in Austin, TX. This large chunk of software allowed us to get great features into our site, while being optimized and 'pure CSS'. Thanks!
In sweeping terms, what we've tried to do is connect the Rettke family to their website. All the family! Each of them now has the ability to edit content, watch their own emails, receive notifications as a group and a whole lot more. With a good foundation, adding new leagues, new tournaments or updating content should be a whole lot easier for them!
Additionally, the bad links on the search engines should gradually disappear. There were so many links that had been 'indexed' or found years ago which no longer existed and it was causing a lot of trouble for users to find us. With schema and meta tagging, as well as IndexNow and SimpleXML, old content will be removed and/or updated.
We sincerely hope you enjoy our effort!