A Fistful of DVDs updates and blog

By , February 13, 2008 4:46 am

Hi everyone!

For certain reasons it has been quite quiet in here for a long time, I’m sorry about that and believe me it has bothered me a lot. Hopefully I’ll be able to maintain the site better in the future, we’ll have to wait and see. ;)
Anyways, for the past month I have done some changes (slowly…), basically combining the existing site with a blog software that can also be used as some sort of content management system. Well, currently the old site is almost completely as it were before, only the index, DVD lists and a couple of other pages are loaded from the blog software… others may or may not continue to be exactly as they have always been. So basically for now when you enter most of the disc specification or screenshots pages, everything is as it always were.

Since I have installed the blog software it also means there is a blog now. Which is where you are if you’re reading this. The idea now is that it would be easier for me to write about the updates for the site AND visitors could comment and discuss the releases if they wanted to. I’m not sure if that is a good enough reason for a blog software, but oh well… I could also report SW DVD news here and maybe write something else if I ever feel like it (but I don’t promise anything). There are already couple of very old news posts here from the time I was just messing with the software and trying it out. There were even more (couple of very bad reviews which few unfortunately souls were able to see) but I have made most of them either private or deleted them. :P

I’m thinking of redoing the DVD specification pages so that I’ll be able to include them into the search (and one big plus of the software is that it’s automatically very search engine friendly) and also enable comment forms for each of them. Maybe. Unfortunately if I do it it means the addresses for them will change which in turn will break all currently incoming links. So, I’ll have to think about it… Not that there’s many links to my site though, except from the Spaghetti Western Database, but those I can even go and fix myself if needed.

As I’m sure you have already noticed, the fonts for text and links are currently quite small and vary from page to page. I’ll be messing around with them (at least the colors) later but I personally kind of like the size on the new pages right now, at least for the newer wordpress handled pages containing the disc specifications. I do understand the size can be problematic to a lot of people so perhaps I should make it bigger?

As a quick fix at least users of Firefox can change the size of the font themselves for the entire site with a mouse that has a scroll wheel. Just press and hold CTRL-button and roll the wheel up or down to change the font size. It should change everything from the regular text to links to menus. IE seems to be more strict and doesn’t change everything but the same trick can be used with it as well.

Oh and there are lots of emails you have sent me which I haven’t answered and I’m truly sorry about that. I’ll try going through them soon and answering anything I think still requires an answer (as some of them are very old). There’s several thousands of spam messages to go through as well, so it’ll take some time. ;)

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