Falmouth Yacht Club

Who They Are

The Falmouth Yacht Club is a recreational club located in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Their purpose is to promote yachting and maintain a suitable clubhouse and encourage good fellowship amongst its members. Heading into the 2015 season, they were in desperate need of fixing a very outdated website that was next to impossible to maintain, and even more critical, was very difficult to use.

What They Needed

  • A new website that conformed to today's media-rich standards
  • A simple content management system that did not use any proprietary software
  • Support for photo albums and PDF uploads and downloads
  • A member login area

The Solution

The old website was beyond repair, so a new website was designed and built completely from scratch. The new custom web-based content management system was built with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. The content management system includes a simple rich text editor for editing pages on the website, as well as a PDF manager , and a photo and image manager. All of these features were designed to make updates simple, streamlined, and quick.

The End Result

The day the new site launched, there was an immediate spike in traffic to the website, and my inbox filled with emails from members saying how much they loved the club's new website. Since then, traffic to the new website has stayed between 50% and 100% higher than the old website.


  • PDF Management
  • Desktop and Mobile Photo Gallery
  • Custom Content Mgmt System
  • Built From Scratch

Programming Languages

  • PHP Programming
  • MySQL Databases
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Ajax
  • XML