This website, named the "Access All Clubs and Teams" (AACT) Association™ ",
is home of SaddleBrooke Ranch clubs (SBR Clubs™). In other words, it is an association
of the club officials of SBR Clubs™ formed to offer features and services to clubs to drive
their online presentation of their clubs and provide features to operate their clubs and
communicate with their members, all resulting in a great
User Experience and efficient method for operating clubs.
Pressentation in Columns
This AACT site presents information in two columns for big screen
devices (e.g., computers, tablets and smartphones held in the landscape orientation),
and in a single column for small screen
devices (e.g.. smartphones held in the portrait orientation). The design is
"responsive" meaning that
the site will automatic switch the presentation between the two presentation schemes by automatically,
and in real time, detecting whether the device is big screen or small screen.
Elements Positions on Page
AACT implements a stratgery for presenting elements on the screen in single column
format wherein the stack of elements seen in two column presentation are shown with
the more important or frequently used elements higher
on the screen, instead of just stacking the left column on the right column
to come up with a single column.
About Tiles, Widgets, Icons and Buttons
Users of this SBR Clubs site have rapid access to clubs' websites of interest by clicking a
in the Quick Pick a Club section of the website, or finding clubs by
using the Browse By Category features and clicking
a club tile therein. Tiles are always square, rounded corners graphics depicting the club,
Members of AACT also find the tiles for their six most recently visited club sites in the
Express Site Access feature. This feature greatly
reduces the need to search for a club tile in an array of all club tiles.
When a club tile is clicked, a summary description of the club is presented along with one or
more "widget" icons that
provide direct access to particular points of interest pertaining to club websites, including
email widgets to contact club officials.
This arrangement greatly reduces the degree of navigation often being used on traditional
websites. Widgets are small graphical elements that depict the widget function, like this:
Buttons invoke features of this AACT site. Buttons are always shown as text on blue background
rectangles, like this:
The site includes a handy "Restart" button one can
use to reinstate the
initial condition of the website, but without logging you out, no matter
where you are on the site. This includes revealing the top matter of the website
(banner photo, etc) that appears when you first enter the site and that is hidden
when using the site to get it out of your way.
Access from the SBR HOA Site
The SBR HOA website links to this AACT site to present all Saddlebrooke Ranch
clubs (including associations, groups, activities, and similar terms denoting organizations)
to all residents and the general public.
For "Access All Clubs and Teams" Association Visitors and Members
About Being a Member of AACT
As an association (aka club), one can become a member. Those who choose to be
members of AACT will enjoy single-click access to club sites
using their personal Express Site Access set of clubs,
maintained on a unique personal basis for all members. This is in addition to the Quick Pick a Club
and Browse by Category methods the
general public uses. The Most Frequently Visited Sites feature greatly speeds up selecting a club
and opening the club's website with one click, skipping over the summary description stage.
How to Become a Member
To become a member, click the Log In menu item at the top of the page.
The window that opens presents a log in panel for those who already are members, a summary description
of the benefits of membership, and a
form to request membership.
For Club Officials as "ClubMasters"
What's a ClubMaster?
Club officials (those that operate clubs) can become ClubMasters. As a ClubMaster,
you are provided the means to create and
manage custom websites -- without writing any code. A wide
range of configurable feature tools (application-specific
"widgets") are installed, without you lifting a finger, based on what widgets you
want. Widgets include club contact email forms, photo galleries, video channels, weekly
planning schedules optionally linking to resource reservations (aka sign-up) sheets specific
to the weekly planning schedule entries, industry-compliant news feeds, chat channels,
libraries (document storage), and more.
How to Become a ClubMaster
There are no prerequites to starting a club site.
Any SBR resident can start a club site on AACT.
Click the "Menu" button in the button strip at the top of the page. A panel will open from
the left and reveal, among other things, the "Club Site Generation" feature. Open it
to discover how to start and manage your club. You will be directed to the relevant
pages for filling out forms that describe and control your club site.
Large or Small? You Choose
Sites within SBR Clubs are in most cases created as traditional
websites for the clubs; in other cases, simply
comprise special documents (e.g., PDF files) and tools that provide information
about the club and ways to interact with the club. Finally, a club on SBR Clubs may
choose to link to an existing club website or to a web-based
serviceoffering utilities of interest. You choose, based on your knowledge of
your audience and goals.
With all those configurable features provided by AACT, many clubs will be satisfied
with use of these tools as the complete solution for their club requirements.
About The Service
AACT is a Cloud-based Web App
SBR Clubs is a cloud-based service. There is nothing to
download, it is a web-based app meaning it is used within a browser of your computer or
mobile device. One doesn't need to find an app in an app store and download it to their
smartphone. SBR Clubs software is resident on a
professional website hosting service having very high uptime and that includes
nightly backups stored on an off-location server.
All SBR Clubs software is also maintained on a local single-fault
tolerant network-attached server. And if that weren't enough,
all software is real-time uploaded from that server to
Going forward, SBRcloud™ will be introduced to be
the data storage facility for your content and site-defining "structure controls" that
club officials prescribe by filling out plain-English forms.
Club Site's Public and Private Regions
Regardless of the form, the club information must be viewable
without requiring signing up for an account or signing in
to the site. And also provide, in addition to the site's public region, a password-protected
private region for members for information only club members are allowed to view or use.
Clubs, Associations, Groups, Activities
All the special interest organizations are operated by residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch
for the benefit of all our residents wishing to join. Organizations variously refer
to themselves as "associations", "groups" and "activities" in addition to "clubs".
There is no practical distinction among these organizations. For purposes of this website,
the term "clubs" is used to refer to all such organizations.