I went ahead and prematurely uploaded the new site design for Tokyograph. It’s not incredibly different, but I think the content is better organized and the site is more functional. Of course, since it wasn’t completely perfected before I switched, there are some things that still need to be fixed.
I’ve changed the way the release lists and the rankings are stored, which allows for better archiving. This means that past lists and rankings will be kept in the database so that they’ll still be available in the future. At the same time, this means I need to do some conversion from the old text files, which will take some time.
But overall, the changes mean good things, and there are many more updates to come. Some of the things to look forward to:
- an events calendar
- easy navigation (using the calendar) for the releases/rankings
- news items being placed under multiple topics
- a forum!
There’s also a lot of behind-the-scenes work that needs to be done, in terms of the data structure and streamlining code. I’ve got a busy year ahead of me!