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New web site plans

Postby Dev » Sun May 30, 2010 2:07 pm

To all members and visitors of caiman.us

It's been quiet since Rudy passed away and despite efforts to figure out how the caiman.us web site can be updated, it's still a bit of a mystery.
We have taken on the task of developing a new front-end to the web site with input from Caiman and staff of the forum. We aim it be a modern and flexible site with the functionality you are used to with more to be added over time. The ultimate goal is to have a site that can be home to the whole Caiman community including visitors and authors but also reviewers.

I initially create a new site having most of the current functionality with basic administration to act as a demo for Ibo. After hearing some figures on how much traffic Caiman generates, I soon realised I need to have some caching strategy in place to cope with it all. You have to remember the current site is 90% static. The other thing is the advertisement space bought by the sponsors, limiting huge changes to the layout which I made. The old site will stay online because there are 1000's of sites linking to it's resources.

In this topic I will try and keep you updated on our progress and what we are working on at the moment:

Tasks

  • Move current caiman.us to linux box - Ibo
  • Port incompatible scripts - Ibo
  • Change demo site layout from 2 column to 3 column (ads) - Dev
  • Implement page caching - Dev
  • Migrate data from old database into new - Dev (pending Ibo sending database)
  • Design/implement front page news/updates/announcements - Dev

Don't give up on us yet!

Dev, Ibo and the Caiman forum staff

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Re: New web site plans

Postby Nicholas » Sun May 30, 2010 3:37 pm

:beer: :clap:
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Re: New web site plans

Postby Namo » Sun May 30, 2010 3:56 pm

Dev wrote:...and the Caiman forum staff


Aw, shucks, we ain't done nothin'... I mean, not compared to you. All we did was give a few suggestions. :blush:

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Re: New web site plans

Postby sami khanfor » Sun May 30, 2010 10:45 pm

hmmm

great =)

i will back with some plans soon :)

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Re: New web site plans

Postby Dev » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:10 pm

Finally an update on the work done :)

Change demo site layout from 2 column to 3 column (ads) - Dev

Done

Implement page caching - Dev

Done. Works a treat :)

Migrate data from old database into new - Dev (pending Ibo sending database)


Not got the database but figured out why I was missing games using my "harvester" on the caiman.us site. There are a few games that lost their review though. This is because the reviews were in a slightly older format is seems. Will have to grab these manually.

Will keep you posted! :D

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Re: New web site plans

Postby Nicholas » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:09 am

great!
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Re: New web site plans

Postby Notorized » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:52 am

Thank you for not giving up on the site i'd say this is THE most valuable freeware game site left on the internet cheers to keeping Rudy's memory alive! :k7

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Re: New web site plans

Postby Dev » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:24 am

It's good to hear that :) cheers

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Re: New web site plans

Postby luna1sierra » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:59 pm

:swear: scared me you did! thought we were gone without a word.... :D glad we are not gone...wish I could help...hope to see us all back here soon. good luck guys...I'm pulling for you :k7

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Re: New web site plans

Postby Nicholas » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:41 am

luna, we're pushing ths site forward, not pulling it backwards :p
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