Welcome to the new RhodeIslandRowing.com, official website of the University of Rhode Island Men’s Rowing Team!
This new site combines elements of the former site, designed by alumnus Joe Hanna, with a modern, interactive theme. The result is a website that’s much more up-to-date with the current state of the web.
More importantly, the new site promises to be a much more current and material-rich source of news and information on the team. Instead of a difficult to update HTML shell, we’re now using a WordPress Content Management System, making it far easier for a team of administrators to update the site with race schedules, results, photos, and frequent news stories, even without any technical knowledge.
Other benefits include the ability for visitors to comment on news and communicate through the website, as well as increase the connectivity between our website and social media accounts.
Through a questionnaire we distributed through social media this summer, we received a great number of suggestions and ideas for other features that could be implemented into RhodeIslandRowing.com. Some of the most common were things like rower bios and alumni message boards. At the time of launch, most of what is on this website is what was on the former website. However, plans are in place to implement these and other new features down the road.