Yamaha Club Website Theme and Feature Updates – Wider Look, New Graphics & More…

After mentioning to Glyn Madden, Editor of the Yamaha Club Magazine that it might be a good idea to refresh the Yamaha Club website to take advantage of new features and screen sizes, he was certainly enthusiastic in making sure I was the one to tackle this project.

The Yamaha Club website uses WordPress as its Content Management System (CMS), which allows Glyn to manage the posts and pages of the main website. A fair number of years ago, I installed the software and an available theme – customising them to match the Yamaha Club branding. Recently I have been keen to take advantage of the higher resolution displays the vast majority of individuals now utilise. Originally there were still many visitors using 800×600 so that had to be catered for, however time has thankfully moved on. In the age of ‘Retina’ displays (also known more generally as HiDPI), it is also important to ensure that the new graphics stand the test of time.

New design for the Yamaha Club website by James Woodcock
New design for the Yamaha Club website by James Woodcock

In the last few days with all this in mind, I have completed the updates for the Yamaha Club main website and the separate shop system.

Update Highlights

Here are just a few of the changes and new features available…

  • Wider theme
    Takes advantage of higher resolution screens.
  • Increased font sizes
    Easier to read and makes better use of the space now available.
  • New Yamaha Club logos and branding
    Optmised for HiDPI displays, looking ahead to the future as it becomes more mainstream.
  • Improved Social Networking support
    Facebook, Twitter and others are better integrated within the site design, allowing you to follow the Yamaha Club and share posts & pages with ease.
  • News via e-mail
    Sign up for free to the latest Yamaha Club related news via email subscription
  • High resolution favicon.ico
    This appears in the address bar, tabs and bookmarks of browsers and represents the site with a small icon.
  • Mobile themes
    Owners of smartphones can navigate the website in a new mobile optimised display for both the main website and shop.

There are many more code changes to improve search engine scans of the website and also to make Glyn’s life a little easier as well of course.

I hope you enjoy the updates.

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology.

Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

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