Website Upgrade

Thu, 14 Apr 2016

robives.com is based around the Drupal content management system. This makes it flexible to use and easy(ish) to maintain. The time has come, though, to move from Drupal 6 to the latest version. This is a fairly major undertaking so I’m using it as an opportunity to upgrade the look and feel of the site and streamline the membership system. The new website will have all the same content and features plus it will be responsive, the technical term meaning it will resize to fit whatever device you are viewing it on be it laptop or smart phone. I’m also hoping to add $US pricing in the download shop.
Please bear with me over the next couple of weeks as I poke around on the website internals – I’m aiming to keep disruption to a minimum but just so you are warned…
Also, if you have any feature requests, now would be a good time to ask 🙂
Rob

Comments (11)

  • Smelter April 14, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Quarantine posts from “just

    Quarantine posts from "just signed up" members, might cure the spam traffic the site gets hit with.

  • JohnW April 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Rob,

     

    I would like to

    Hi Rob,
     
    I would like to suggest you add blog page numbers to the top of the of them as well as the bottom. If one starts reading the blogs from the beginning as I did the entries read bottom to top. So, when the reader reaches the top of the page he or she has to scroll all the way back down to the bottom, click the previous page number, and start reading the entries once again bottom to top. If the page numbers were added to the top of the blog pages they wouldn’t have to scroll so much. I hope that doesn’t sound petty but there are 153 pages now and it does tend to get a bit tedious and frustrating.
     
    Hope you're having a great day!
    JohnW
    • robives April 15, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks guys! It’s turning out

      Thanks guys! It's turning out to be a fun challenging job updating the site – there are over 1500 pages on the site with close to 10,000 images! Phew!

  • JohnW May 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Rob,
    Anyway to create an

    Rob,

    Anyway to create an official permanent list of free animated paper engineered models on the Internet? One that doesn’t get lost in all the other post. A long time ago I created such a list. Then Telman brought it over from the old forum when this one was created. Since then it’s gotten lost in all the other forum post.

    Cheers,
    JohnW

  • Smelter May 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

    @Rob
    Looks like you got the

    @Rob

    Looks like you got the website back up with a bit more speed in page loading.

    Looking forward to the revamp!

  • Smelter June 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Beta testing the new site

    Beta testing the new site layout.

    Just checking that posting a comment works.

    • Smelter June 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Yup, that works!

      Yup, that works!

      Comments are now on a menu button, rather than listed at the bottom of the blog post.

      I like that!

      • robives June 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        Thanks Smelter – I’ve fixed

        Thanks Smelter – I’ve fixed the indent, now to fix the weird line breaks!

  • robives June 18, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Line break fixed. Next!

    Line break fixed. Next!

  • JohnW June 18, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Looks great Rob! And it works

    Looks great Rob! And it works nicely on my phone too. 

  • robives June 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks John! Getting there

    Thanks John! Getting there slowly but surely 🙂

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