New RLS-UK Website

New RLS-UK Website

We are very happy to announce that our new website is now live! Please have a look at it rls-uk.org

So what's different?

1) We wanted to go for a calm and uncluttered website as we felt the old site was too complicated. So the new website is easier to navigate, easier to read (larger text), and easier on the eye overall.

2) The new website has a more contemporary feel to appeal to wider demographics, age, gender etc

3) We refocused the hierarchy of information and content.

4) The new website is a responsive website so it looks and functions the same on all devices, including smartphones, iPads, etc.

5) Online membership - When a new member wants to join they can now complete an online membership form. They will then be prompted to pay via Paypal.

6) The new website has a 'blog' which will allow us to feed news stories etc directly and more frequently - it will be easier to update and all updates will automatically be shared to Facebook. it also will allow us to invite guest bloggers e.g RLS Specialists to write their own pieces, which will then appear on our website and Facebook page etc. You can also search for news stories much more easily, like via category (advice, info, news, events etc).

7) Give as You Live is now on the new site, so you can make donations to us as you shop! Give as you Live is a shopping and price comparison website. Every time a sale is generated through Give as you Live, retailers pay commission. At least 50% of this is passed on to RLS-UK. The Give as you Live site lists each amount that the charity will receive so that you are able to choose the store which donates the most. As an added bonus Give as You Live donate £5 to us for every person that signs up and spends their first £10 online. All of the big stores are included - Tesco, John Lewis and M&S, to name but a few - so take a look to find out what you can do to help.

Although the website looks completely different visually, it is in many ways the same content but will new, much better functionality.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to madebyphil.com, who spent many weeks designing and building the website as a donation to the charity!

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  • I'll have a look. Brilliant that payment of membership can now be done online.

    Jools

  • Took a quick look, and it looks quite good, congratulations I am sure it is not easy to get a website up and running and looking as professional as that.

    One comment - the treatment section. Can I suggest that you expand this? IT would be little more than cutting and pasting and would offer a greater incentive for people to 1) go to the site and 2) be return visitors.

    On here as you know we get many looking for drug advice and I tend to point them towards rlshelp.org as they have a halfway decent list of drugs. The drugs on your site are mentioned but could be more inclusive, (Targinact isn't mentioned), and detailed.

    Please don't take offence it is just a little constructive criticism, make a good site gooder :) Hell I'll put my money where my mouth is and offer to do up that section in a word document so as to leave as little work as possible transferring across to the site.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Great feedback, Raffs, thank you! And if you are willing to help by sending us that word document (chair@rls-uk.org), we would be very grateful for your help - we would of course check it with a specialist as a matter of procedure but your providing it to us would make updating a lot easier!

  • Hi raffs,

    As you say it would be an excellent idea to expand the Treatment Section. Thank you very much for offering to help out with that section too. Not often someone makes a suggestion and is willing to go the extra mile and do the necessary work entailed.

    Brilliant, raffs. :) Thanking you in anticipation. :)

  • No problem guys you are very welcome, my pleasure I love being able to help hence me being on here.

    I suffer with ME too so wont have the work done by the morning but will work on it as soon as possible.

    Was thinking a brief description of each drug and side-effects under each group

    Opiates/Opioids:

    Oxcycodone.................................................................

    Tramadol.................................................................

    Codeine.................................................................

    Then high-light significant concerns - over spending with DA's & addiction with opioids.

    Link to the BNF online, (its the UK Dr's prescribing bible) for confirmation of the drugs.

    Would also be thinking of putting in a bit on dependence and tolerance.

    How does that sound? In fairness most of the work is already there.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help.

  • That sounds great. As a group of volunteers we welcome any help like this so thank you!!

  • Brilliant, hopefully I'll do a half decent job and you can get more for me after :).

    I'll PM you when I have it done.

    Thanks.

  • Thank you raffs. your enthusiasm and offer to help is appreciated. :)

  • Have it sent so hopefully it will past muster and I'll continue on.

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