The New Site

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

oldvsnew1.JPGThere's a cleaner, leaner, less-cluttered layout.

Content is all in the main column; navigation and everything else on the side.

New Features

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.

 

Content

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.

But Why

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!

Comments

1. On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 15:48 by Jim

very interesting! I'm curious about how well your comments about mushrooms translates across the pond. However, your analytical mind is very appealing.

2. On Friday, August 19, 2016, 21:54 by Jim

I don't know; I am not much for Mushrooms, I cant really taste them. My son really likes them so we often use button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) They are easily available in Canadian grocery stores and quited cheap.

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