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Some Changes Ahead

Its time for a site overhaul again …

I’m a bit tired of having to update the sites underlying phpBB forum code the whole time while its hardly being used, so I’m slowly preparing a complete overhaul. The amount of time to apply the updates is more then my current schedule allows. As such I decides to write my own site from the ground up so I won’t have to apply updates on other people’s crappy code anymore ;) Small and fast PHP the way I want it without workarounds.

I’m going to focus on news, which means some functionality will be removed. Adding comments will still be possible, as I think that gives the possibility for you all to provide feedback which keeps me sharp while writing articles, but it will not be done with forum type functionality. For example no updates on new comments added and other such functionality. You will not have to be registered for adding a comment. It will be more like the system you see in use on other news sites, there’s simply the possibility to add comments and read those made by others without the overkill of a forum underneath.

I’m yet not sure whether to add a RSS news feed again. Is there a need for it? If you use it and hate to see it go, let me know!

Most of the articles (tutorials and such) are heavily outdated, and as you have seen, I rarely have the time to write new articles. Same goes for the links page and other sections. Again, focusing on news, and news alone.

If you have suggestions, idea’s, etc, let me know while I’m still coding. I have no idea when it all might be ready, it can be days or weeks, all depending on available time.

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  • PingBad says:

    Okay, so you’ve brought in the new site design… who knows, the blue might yet grow on me.

    Had a thought recently, and that was perhaps a mailing list of sorts (or e-mag) basically going over the last quarter (IRC Quarterly) in a general summary… just a thought

    October 29, 2008 at 11:46 am
  • test says:

    [quote comment="15"]Okay, so you’ve brought in the new site design… who knows, the blue might yet grow on me.

    Had a thought recently, and that was perhaps a mailing list of sorts (or e-mag) basically going over the last quarter (IRC Quarterly) in a general summary… just a thought[/quote]

    Like in the most important topics? Something like an email with the intro text and links to the full stories on the website would be easy to make.

    In the same line, could also make a mailinglist when new stories are published. Like the RSS feed, but then on email.

    SO many ideas and possibilities and so little time :(

    October 29, 2008 at 11:47 am
  • Asmo says:

    Doh, forget to change my nick in the post above >:)

    October 29, 2008 at 11:48 am
  • Adrenalin says:

    Keep going ! Thanks for your efforts !

    October 29, 2008 at 11:48 am

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