How we built the website
This website was inspired by the activity of four Explorers from the Newark Raptors ESU. They undertook a programme of learning the key web development tools and programming languages over a 10 week period.
The sessions covered are documented at the development support site www.support.explorerscout.me.uk.
WordPress was chosen as the content management system to be used for the new website and the Explorers were taught how to use this and for practice developed their own test sites.
WordPress is the most popular website management system used by more than 60 million websites which is free and open-sourced.
For design the group looked at a number of other District websites and reviewed them against key criteria including:
The development of this website is ongoing so expect to see changes in future weeks and months.