The New Site
By Mike on Monday, March 23, 2015, 22:35 - Permalink
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here - the new Atomic Shrimp Website. Sort of quite like the old one.
Atomic Shrimp has had a makeover! - this is the new site.
In case you can't tell the difference, here's what's changed:
A New Layout
There's a cleaner, leaner, less-cluttered layout.
Content is all in the main column; navigation and everything else on the side.
Tags - so you can find articles by theme. On the old site, it was sometimes difficult to decide whether to place an article in, say, 'Wild Food' or 'Recipes' - now it can be tagged in both, or more (where appropriate). Try clicking on one of the tags in the right column to see how articles are now organised.
Search - there's now a search function that really works.
Feeds - you can subscribe to the whole site (the 'Entries' feed in the right column on the home page), or if you click on a tag, you can subscribe to the feed for that tag alone - and get the feed for just the topics that interest you.
Nearly all of the content from the original Atomic Shrimp site has been brought across - only about a dozen very poor quality articles and early-abandoned projects have been culled.
Also, broken images and video links should be a thing of the past.
Aliases have been set up so all incoming links should still find the right page.
The content management system I used for the old site had reached (well, gone way past) end-of-life and was no longer supported - that would have meant Atomic Shrimp would become harder to maintain, less functional and less secure, it would be harder to add new features - and the things that never really have properly worked, wouldn't ever get fixed.
The new CMS (DotClear) should put that all in the past, and focus on what I enjoy most - creating and posting new content.
So... I hope you find the new site fresh, functional and fun. Thanks for sticking with me!