Community Web site has new features, building more.
FALLBROOK — In order to serve residents and visitors, the Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News has re-launched its Fallbrook Insider and Community Web site, Fallbrook.org, after giving it a much-needed update and redesign.
The 11-year-old site had hundreds of pages packed with the history of the Fallbrook and Bonsall community, stories and information but was not utilized to the fullest extent possible after computer hackers violated the site last summer.
“Over the years we’ve had hundreds of thousands of visitors to the site, so we had to reinvest the time and energy into [Fallbrook.org],” said Julie Reeder, Village News publisher. “It was time to update, redesign and clean it out.”
Village News Web developer Bryant Young created a system that would allow the company to upload stories about activities happening around town as well as coverage of past events.
Fallbrook.org’s local yellow pages, which features the names and contact information of businesses in the Fallbrook and Bonsall area, is still under redesign and is expected to launch in the next quarter with exciting updates for local businesses.
Previously, visitors to Fallbrook.org could use the Web site to book local hotel rooms, but now the site has been expanded so visitors can also buy gift cards to local stores and restaurants.
“We’re continuing to build Fallbrook.org more as a service to the community than a commercial site,” said Reeder.
Information about churches, schools, real estate, restaurants and art galleries is available in the site’s pages, which will constantly be updated with new information and popular tourist attractions and events, such as the Avocado Festival and the Fallbrook Christmas Parade.
To suggest historical pieces, photos or story ideas for inclusion on Fallbrook.org, e-mail [email protected].