We’ve been proud to be the website provider for the cross-community Alliance Party of Northern Ireland for over eleven years, and throughout that period, the magnificent David Ford has been Party Leader.
It was with real sadness that we learned David was standing down as Leader a few weeks ago, but we were equally delighted to learn former Alliance MP Naomi Long was standing to take over from him.
On the day of her election we helped Alliance get a new splash screen on the front page of their introducing Naomi as Leader in place, and encouraging supporters of the Party to sign up as members.
Although we’ve been sceptical – and remain so as do many others – about the use of splash screens except in the most exceptional circumstances, we were persuaded Alliance’s first new Leader in 15 years was such as occasion.
Alliance also report an increase in new members since the screen went live – great news!