chess123 website

Purpose

The initial purpose was devising a way to run the Ken Stewart Quickplay in an online format. In this case devising a suitable registration system.
Next was to devise a way to display a timetable for various online tournaments. During this time of lockdown, there might be a greater demand for tournaments of various types - or not. Another aspect is that would our GPCC members want to still play on Thursday at 7.15 pm onwards or at different times?
Having devised a system, it may be that other clubs might want to have me set up a similar system for them.

Since setting up the website, there have been a number of tournaments, longer games and Quickplays that have involved various members of the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club. Some chess events have involved mostly people that I know from various chess clubs.

We have decided to hold the GPCC Club Championship in an online format. This will start on 5th November 2020, at 7.00pm and take the form of 10 rounds. Time control will be 45 min + 10 sec.


Technical Information

This website is a CMS (content management system). This means that the content of the website can be changed by authorised people who have access to a browser. In fact, the website uses two content management systems. The FAQs section has recently been redesigned, and it also a CMS.

For those wanting more technical information about the website, it uses the RapidWeaver Foundation 6 framework, and Total CMS, created by Joe Workman. More than this - ask! Get in touch.

Update - 12th Dec 2021
The new calendar system has been completed. This was created by myself (11th Nov. 2020) using the server-side scripting language PHP and a MariaDB. Now includes a search facility for desktop/tablet and mobile devices. The new system - at the moment - can store 10 years of chess event information.

This new calendar system is in the process of being transferred to the glasgowpolychess.club website. The SAME database is now being used for both websites!

Planned work

Over time the licensed font awesome 5 icons will be replaced as SVGs. This will increase the speed of the website.
I will work on the calendar system - filtering by month/year and giving a background colour to specified rows.

Known Issues

None.

If you come across a bug then please let me know. Thanks.


Webmaster

I am Andy, and am also the webmaster of chess123.uk and glasgowpolychess.club. If you have any suggestions for improvement, comments or problems with the website, then please use the Contact Me form to get in touch.

chess123

Purpose

The initial purpose was devising a way to run the Ken Stewart Quickplay in an online format. In this case devising a suitable registration system.
Next was to devise a way to display a timetable for various online tournaments. During this time of lockdown, there might be a greater demand for tournaments of various types - or not. Another aspect is that would our GPCC members want to still play on Thursday at 7.15 pm onwards or at different times?
Having devised a system, it may be that other clubs might want to have me set up a similar system for them.

Since setting up the website, there have been a number of tournaments, longer games and Quickplays that have involved various members of the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club. Some chess events have involved mostly people that I know from various chess clubs.

We have decided to hold the GPCC Club Championship in an online format. This will start on 5th November 2020, at 7.00pm and take the form of 10 rounds. Time control will be 45 min + 10 sec.


Technical Information

This website is a CMS (content management system). This means that the content of the website can be changed by authorised people who have access to a browser. In fact, the website uses two content management systems. The FAQs section has recently been redesigned, and it also a CMS.

For those wanting more technical information about the website, it uses the RapidWeaver Foundation 6 framework, and Total CMS, created by Joe Workman. More than this - ask! Get in touch.

Update - 12th Dec 2021
The new calendar system has been completed. This was created by myself (11th Nov. 2020) using the server-side scripting language PHP and a MariaDB. Now includes a search facility for desktop/tablet and mobile devices. The new system - at the moment - can store 10 years of chess event information.

This new calendar system is in the process of being transferred to the glasgowpolychess.club website. The SAME database is now being used for both websites!

Planned work

Over time the licensed font awesome 5 icons will be replaced as SVGs. This will increase the speed of the website.
I will work on the calendar system - filtering by month/year and giving a background colour to specified rows.

Known Issues

None.

If you come across a bug then please let me know. Thanks.


Webmaster

I am Andy, and am also the webmaster of chess123.uk and glasgowpolychess.club. If you have any suggestions for improvement, comments or problems with the website, then please use the Contact Me form to get in touch.

                 

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