An informational site, community based, utilising the Google Maps API
The basis of the Rolling Road Register is to display listings of rolling roads in the UK. Utlising the Google Maps API and then adding many further features:-
- locational search
- directions to and from the locations
- multiple categories of rolling road
- user ability to rate and comment on rolling roads
- community aspects such as a diverse forum and dyno sheet sharing
- cross-site advertising of existing classifieds websites
- secure, anti-spam hosting
Given that the UK postcode database is not free, a search mechanism was implemented into the site where the outbound postcode is used to find the closest resource to the user. This can then display distance to each resource and allow the user to pick the most suitable for their purposes.
directions to and from the locations
By hooking into the Google Maps API calls, we are able to offer full driving directions for all users based on their selected resources.
multiple categories of rolling road
Rather than a flat listing, the interactive site has been programmed to list multiple different categories and features of resources ensuring the perfect rolling road can be found be each user for their requirements.
user ability to rate and comment on rolling roads
These days user ratings and comments add value to any website and in the case of engine tuning previous experiences can be vital in determining the suitability. So, full rating and commenting is integrated into the resources shown.
community aspects such as a diverse forum and dyno sheet sharing
A themed PHPBB Forum engine was deployed into the site, the user/pass login system of this was then integrated into the user/pass login for comments and rating on the site to ensure seamless transfer between the two systems.