MARS Gets New Website

The MARS website gets a much needed redesign and update. You might have already noticed the front end has changed somewhat but the backend also has had major updates, mainly to harness the power of PHP. These updates are in order to help us maintain the site in addition to improving the content.

The main problem with the old website was it's difficulty to update and maintain, the html was totally generated by hand and so it was very labour intensive, hence not a lot of updateing got done at all. The pages you see a generated on the fly using PHP as the backend language. This allows us to have the computer do most of the hard work needed to create the pages, hence the idea is you see more frequent updates to the site.

So have a look around and lets us know what you think.

By Iain Colledge