Wednesday, March 21, 2007

www.jgc.org gets a major overhaul

Yesterday I pushed out a completely revamped www.jgc.org with a new look and feel and much better organization. Here are some of the highlights:

RSS Feeds Everywhere

The site now offers a total of 34 RSS feeds (all of which are listed on the main page). Through the site RSS feeds for specific sections are highlighted using the symbol; click to subscribe.

This large number of feeds means that users can subscribe to parts of the content of the site that they care about. For example, to follow the evolution of The Spammers' Compendium there's a feed for that, you could just subscribe to find out when I update any of the Free Software I maintain, or if you are interested in GNU Make you can follow my writings on that topic here.

Of course, if you want to know when anything changes there's this feed.

Better Organization

Pages have be rearranged so that writing, talks and other content can be accessed by the publication or venue, or by the topic. Clicking on a subject expands all the content relevant to that subject.

In addition, the pages The Spammers' Compendium and ASTLT have been totally rewritten for a clearer presentation. The Spammers' Compendium is also now presenting the SPUTR names for each of the tricks for better categorization.

It's All Automatic

I've built my own little content-management system that lets me update and maintain the site from a single script. The pages you see are static but behind the scenes they are generated when things change.

Please let me know if you have trouble with the site. I've tested it on recent browsers, but haven't been testing everywhere...

2 comments:

e said...

The AJAXy "click here" things fooled me for a moment. Is there any way to make them look more like clickable links? (Say, blue text, make the cursor turn into a hand when hovering over them, etc?)

John Graham-Cumming said...

e: I've implemented feedback on the links so that the cursor changes to the hand and the link changes format.

John.