Five Technology is excited to announce the launch of TheHuntingAuthority.com web project. This hunting community website combined a great web design interface with a ton of features.
Bringing Social Interaction To The Duck Blind
The guys behind The Hunting Authority came to us with the goal of being the best website an avid hunter and outdoors person could find. Great design, great content, great features and most of all, a voice for the hunter.
We jumped at the challenge to build user profiles so that visitors to the site could create their own profile and interact with each other.
Here are some of the social features we built into the website:
- Account creation with screen name
- Ability to add/edit a bio
- Ability to designate hunting interests, areas and the ability to search other members with similar interests
- Status area to announce what you’re up to
- Bulletin board to leave comments on other members profiles
- Photo gallery to add your own hunting photos
- Ability to embed YouTube or other 3rd party video players
- Ability to write your own blog articles and comment/respond
- Ability to rate and review guides, outfitters and gear
- Ability to show your favorite web links
We packed a ton of great interaction and community tools into the initial launch of the website and already have more features slated as the website takes off. We built out all of these features on our content management platform.
The site features a hunting blog that already is packed with great hunting info, wild game recipes, dog training tips and more.
Setting up a custom blog design isn’t a big deal for us, but the fact we integrated the profile account creation and log-in with the blog was pretty great. This made the user profile creation just a single log-in for the site and simplified their ability to comment on blog articles. It’s nice to have your CMS and WordPress play together so nicely, for everyone’s benefits.
Guides & Gear: Give Your Review
Once registered, the website users have the ability to add, rate and review outfitters, hunting guides and the hunting gear they use to hunt with. Users can search for hunting guides and outfitters by searching states or Canadian provinces and then view detailed information.
Lately we have voiced our thoughts on website footers being important. On this website we put both first, second and even some deeper levels of links and pages into the footer. You’ll see more of this as we feel its a great usability feature.
Success In The Crosshairs
As you can see, this web design project was no small creation. The website has many more features than what we touched on here. If you are a hunter, we encourage you to check out TheHuntingAuthority.com and create a profile. We enjoyed the challenge of the project and look forward to continuing to build out more great features.
We can vouch that these guys are dedicated to having the best hunting website on the Interweb. Great content, great features and giving those with the passion and knowledge a voice; that’s what The Hunting Authority is about.