In just one day, Rosemere’s flagship website for the society rebrand has scored more hits than anybody could have imagined. “We’re thrilled with it!” said one committee member.
The website was “flown” on Sunday evening at 9pm to high acclaim from the both the committee and the society.
The aim was to bring G&S into the 21st Century, and encourage new members, interest younger members and retain current members, and it’s easy to see how this new website will achieve that! With its brightly coloured backgrounds, funky buttons and natural photography, the website is visually stunning;
“I just love how all the information is there and so easy to access” said acting Chairman, Gill Tonge.
Not just easy to access, as some internet novices tell me, it’s also simple to use! There’s so much to explore, but you never feel overwhelmed by the content. Everything is labelled really well and most pages have several different buttons which take you to them. Mike Shaft, the designer behind this wonderful site said “There is no need for a website to be complicated, and they should never be difficult to use.” He has definitely achieved that.
If you don’t know who Mike Shaft is, he’s a new web designer on the scene, recently commissioned to design a website by Everton Tigers to design their new basketball club’s website. He has been running websites, as a hobby, for over 10 years, and has surpassed a million hits in the past year on his own website www.mikeshaft.com. Mike did us a real service, transforming the New Rosemere website in little over a week and taking reams of information from the previous website as well as scores of photographs and put them all together on an amazing new site.
Website Administrator Lydia Rullow says “It was hard work, but the final outcome is amazing, I’m really pleased with how it all looks and hopefully we will see our key demographic of first Gilbert and Sullivan fans and second general theatre goers grow. This is now our greatest source of advertising, so don’t forget to tell a friend about it… www.newrosemere.com it’s got a certain ring to it don’t you think?”