Time for a change…


The moment i’ve been dreading… but GTW64 really does need updating/modernizing and i’m going to have to start tackling the inevitable, so it may as well be now.  With around 8,000 – 10,000 pages, it’s not going to be particularly easy in my free time to convert this beast… but as with any redevelopment of old pages its for the best.  It was a rather long train journey to York and a lot of daydreaming which ignited some enthusiasm to take on the task.  🙂

As well as various improvements to design, removal of deadwood and better structuring of pages… i’m also having some frantic programming/logic spats to produce a few functions which I can use to convert the bloody thing across to the new template I devise.  I have a few ideas which should work in theory – in maybe a 2 or 3 step approach 🙂

Hmmm… a dynamic news page, improved A-Z navigation, RSS feeds, AJAXed elements on the front page… but after all the hard work 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Time for a change…

  1. Werner July 23, 2007 / 2:54 pm

    Looking for to seeing it Frank. Sounds like you will have you hands full. You know my advise… database it and use a standard template.

    Good luck!

  2. WindowsKiller[pcGTW] August 9, 2007 / 6:37 pm

    Hehe, good luck. You should have started with that much earlier. 😉 Now that you have thousands of pages to convert, it’s a nearly impossible task!

    By the way, long time since we talked last. Hope you’re well!

  3. oswald / resource April 24, 2008 / 10:04 pm

    ammazing ammazing page, can be not praised enough 🙂 I’ve spent my whole day today going through all these fantastic unreleased games 🙂 (tho I know it from earlyer) I think being able to add comments to each game would take the site to a whole new level 🙂 and obviously everything should be organized into a database… so searching and organizing into lists would be easy. but I understand it will take a bloody lot of work, tho you could look around the c64 community to help atleast fill the db 🙂 csdb is full of people who like to take care about stuff like that 🙂

    yours,

  4. Frank June 4, 2008 / 9:55 am

    Thanks Oswald,

    I’m looking to do everything in Drupal 6 if possible, as i’m getting quite handy at it for a current work project and it will certainly allow for comments on reviews and that kind of thing.

    Additionally I want to open it up a bit more, so I can get contributors onboard to write reviews and help fill the site up. Hasn’t quite worked out that way for GTWPortal, but i’m hoping the C64 version might be a bit more proactive.

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