First things first, welcome to the brand new Iron-Bru.net. I’d like to thank everyone for their support and their kind donations during what has been a very frustrating time as editor of the site. As you well know, the FootyMad network has been experiencing widespread problems for the last year which has culminated in interrupted viewing for the last month.
I felt that the only way to overcome these problems was to put the time and effort in to transfer the website to a new host, independent of any network and have full control of the site. It is something I have wanted to do for such a long time and this will improve the website aesthetically and also improve usability. I will only implement advertisements on this website if absolutely necessary and at present that is not the case. I know that was a major gripe with users of the FootyMad site and I have taken that into account.
I have secured some of the best web hosting around for the next year at the very least and will secure it for a further year when donations allow- meaning the site should not incur any down time. I’ll be transferring some of the best content across from the old site in the weeks ahead, so please bare with me and don’t hesitate to give me a shout if you have any ideas for the website.
I have listened to your ideas for the messageboard and added an unread posts feature, which will highlight which posts have been added to since your last visit. You should be able to upload images straight into posts, or use the toolbar above the topic editor to insert a photo using a link in the same way as the old board (eg TinyPic). I’ve allowed you to use our hosting for these images, but please try not to post really large images if at all possible.
Inevitably we may come across some little glitches here and there in the next few weeks but I will do my best to get them sorted as soon as possible. I also want to put on record thanks to Danny Oakley, who has offered his help with any web related issues- I really appreciate it.
The website should be fully usable on mobile and tablet. This was my main concern with the old website, I’m going to keep imagery down to a minimum for quick load times so once again, please let me know if there are any problems. I’ve tried to keep it simple, but give the site an up to date look and feel.
Finally, if you haven’t already registered you can do so by following this link. We do not require your full name in the box, you can just repeat your desired username in that box if you wish. You do not have to register to view the site, but we do require a registration for the message board to stop spam messages.
Have a great Christmas and New Year, your support is hugely appreciated.
Up the Iron!