The Families and Friends of the First AIF (FFFAIF) website reached a new milestone this week as it registered its 55,555th ‘hit’. The website was launched on the 26 January 2008 and is regularly updated. During this time there have been more than 270 postings.
As frequent visitors to the site would have observed, the website is continually undergoing development and updates. Features which have been added since the site’s inauguration include the embedding of slide shows in web postings.
Click on the slide show below to view its contents. (Tip: to view full screen version click on the ‘full’ icon at the bottom of the slide show box)
The website displays a collection of contemporary photos and news items associated with the First AIF from a world wide network of contributors. One of our main photographic contributors over the past 12 months has been Secretary of FWTM 14-18 (Fromelles Museum) and FFFAIF member Carole Laignel.
Photo: Lambis Englezos looks on as 2009 ‘Dig’ begins at Pheasant Wood, Fromelles [Carole Laignel]
All the RECENT NEWS items which have been posted on the website are still available and can be found under PAST NEWS sorted by month or can be accessed by using the Search Field located on the top right of web page (near the Member’s Area tab). Simply enter the topic you are searching for in the search field and click enter.
Another method of finding a PAST NEWS item is by using the newest website feature: TOPICS. This feature is located directly below the FFFAIF Photo strip, on the right hand side of the web pages. Using the drop-down arrow you will activate a list of Categories under which our web postings are filed. Selecting a TOPIC will list all PAST NEWS items on this topic e.g. ANZAC Day, Fromelles or Zonnebeke.
In recognition of reaching the significant milestone of 55,555 ‘hits’, for the first time comments and feedback are invited on the web-site. We would like to hear where in the world you are (town & country); how often you look at the FFFAIF website; what you like about the website and how the FFFAIF website can provide you with a better service.
Web manager and FFFAIF Secretary Chris Munro also welcomes contributions and suggestions on the website via email at email@example.com