Site revamp underwayPosted: December 4, 2013
Just a quick heads up that I’m currently, right now, this very minute… well up until the point when I took a breather to write this, working on a complete site revamp for your pleasure.
A number of reasons for this. Firstly, it’s way over due. The old HTML style was fine for the time but things have evolved and so have your needs. I’m seeing a lot more phondleslabs and smart-phones being used to lookup data and in order to take advantage of this growing trend, I need to make the site more responsive. Secondly the old legacy code-base is an embarrassment. Honestly, I shudder at the Frankensite code every time I try and track down any bugs reported to me. And lastly I’m a nerd who loves to tweak and make things better. New web standards and widgets is more toys for me to play with which in turn means more toys for you to play with. It’s a viscous circle but one I know you can all live with.
The kindest thing to do is to start again so I’ve already began the reboot. The new site is based on a twitter bootstrap theme so nice and responsive for smaller screens (and IGB minimized viewing as well) with the back end being developed on the fuelphp MVC framework which will make my life a whole lot easier to add new features and trouble shoot. I might even throw in a spot of unit testing and TDD that’s all the rage these days.
In the pipeline will be :
- a complete overhaul of the sigmap including the much requested cut and paste scan results
- more detailed information on scanned anomalies and a tie into the market data on the industry tracker to give you a guide on how much it could potentially be worth.
- Some form of visual representation of scanned routes to tie into the current route finding feature.
- Better search functions
- More information on the current system and laid out a whole lot neater
- A more intuitive way of adding to the database with better filters of sharing the data with corp, alliance and “friends”
- WH images!!! With the help of Penny Ibramovic of the tigerears.org blog, I’ll be adding to the static information images of the statics so you can visually identify them. In particular this will be most effective when finding K-space target WHs. When you enter the static code for the K-space lead into search, images of potential empire statics will be filtered by the target class and displayed allowing you to pick the one that looks like what’s in front of you so you’ll have an idea where you’ll come out before you even jump.
To wet your appetite, here’s a sneak peak of a responsive regional view