New Dojo Website: AikidoSD.com

A little announcement/brag!

For over a year I’ve been working (off and on) on a new website for the dojo where I train, Aikido of San Diego. I did all the photography, design, and development – hand-coded in HTML/CSS. It’s the biggest web project I’ve taken on, and the most important (to me). We have a tradition of giving something to the dojo or making some lasting improvement to the facility when we test at dan ranks. This is my (early) shodan gift:

http://www.AikidoSD.com

This site is responsive (works on desktops, tablets, and phones), and includes more content, all new photos, and more videos than our previous site (which was pretty darned good already). We even have Member Spotlight features, where you can read about how people got started, and what Aikido means to them.

For the techies out there, I started with the Zurb Foundation framework, and then did all the layout and design through HTML and CSS. (It’s not a CMS or templated site). It’s highly optimized for SEO, so people can find us easily.

There is a lot of information on the site. We will be refining and expanding over time, too. Our dojo handbook is available only as a PDF now (from the Membership and Resources) pages. We will be creating an HTML version of the manual too, for easier online reading. We will also be adding pages to address specific concerns or demographics, too, so that people searching for that information can discover us more readily. We’ll be continuously improving and keeping things fresh with new photos, videos, and more.

Check out the site, and come train with us whenever you visit San Diego!