It’s been a long time coming, it’s later than planned, and not everything is ready … yes, if proof were needed that I am a software developer by trade then here it is!
So, what’s new?
- Light background, dark text, larger font » Requested by Sal as he’s old and his eyes ain’t what they used to be, this style change also means my monitor won’t flicker annoyingly as I switch between coding at work and checking my site making it less obvious that I’m not working.
- Sections, sections, sections » Yes, the old design had sections too but these have been revamped. New for this design are the Music, Style, and Politics sections. Web is a general purpose section that supercedes the Link Of The Day and some of the various feeds of the earlier incarnation.
- Plugs » The old system of Picture, Video, Game, and Link of the Day have been changed to a less rigid plug system broken down by section. This means less work for me with the potential for more relevant and longer exposure for plugged content.
To Do …
- Section padding » Some of the sections have no content in them at the moment but it’s coming. I figured I’d wasted enough time tweaking the code and decided to launch half-ready. Hey, who doesn’t?
- RSS » At time of typing the site is only reading from a couple of video-sharing sites to retrieve their feeds and aggregate them. More site feeds will be switched on in the various sections shortly as they are checked for quality and parsing issues.
- Older content » Old content from the previous design will be coming across as soon as it’s converted to fit in with the new code. This includes previous pictures, videos, games, and links of the day.
- Links and resources » Each section will have relevant links and resources added as soon as I get around to it. I.e. MP3 blogs in the music section, photo-related sites in the pictures section, etc.
- Other users! » I’m prepared to let other people add content to this site. I already have a couple of contributors lined up but the content-submission pages for them are not complete.
- Optimise CSS » It’s a bloody mess at the moment.
So … still loads to do. Expect a few days of fleshing out the various sections and then … a real update!? Really?! Maybe!