It has been my pleasure to work with the Sports Car Club of America to build a new site for the DC Region. The new site is currently in development and will be ready to launch very soon. The site is being built on the WordPress Content Management System, is responsive and mobile friendly, and must integrate with feeds from the SCCA headquarters site which adds complexity and poses some interesting challenges.
Some of the goals of this project are the following:
I used a black and red palette to help enhance the excitement of auto racing and to create a visual association to the national site. Some texture was used in the bckground of the header and footer to create depth. On the bottom of the header I created a full width rotating image slider with a short height so it takes up little space on the page. The ‘Latest News’ banner in the center of the content area of the homepage rotates images and content.
A minimal number of menu items were used to keep navigation simple and to help responsive formatting with different screen sizes. The three images above the footer with rounded corners and text banners, I created in photoshop, and linked to various pertinent feeds.
The news/blog needed to be divided into five separate categories for the main menu items: Club Racing, Solo, Rallycross, Roadrally, PDX Trials. I created a link in each drop down menu to feed to the blog for each corresponding program category.
A sophisticated events Calendar was also needed to enter and display events spearated into the same five categories listed above. So I also created a separate Event Calendar link in the each drop down menu to display only DC Region local events for the corresponding program categories. National events from another feed will be displayed in another location on the site.
Social Media is also divided into multiple social media feeds. Five different Facebook pages will be created based on the menu categories above, and the capability to auto post from the website’s five different categories into Facebook’s five different Facebook pages.
Here is the link to the old SCCA DC Region site and the new site still in production.
Below are screenshots showing the homepage, and an events calendar excerpt and full page display for a Club Racing category: