Todays site updates

By Pete | @kingpetey | 01 Jun 2002

I have been hard at work on the site today and there have been many small updates and some larger updates. The main has been in this columns section which for anyone interested has a simple sql database backbone for each columner. The contents of each column is then displayed on each page.
The other big update today has been on the front page (index2.php) the categories section has been added on the left hand side to fill a bit of space and to help ease navigation on the site. Also the page stats bit has been added to show how many hits the page has had and who is online at that current time.

I have fixed the recent forum topics section which hasn't been updated since we started using phpBB2, this now only displays the most recent 15 topics instead of all topics posted within the last 24 hours. That was ok when the forum was inactive but with sometimes over 50 topics being posted on every day the front page could get very large and slow to load.
Another update has been on the history page (located here) which seems to have been neglected since december. Anyway its upto date now with all the latest site information. Anyway until next time - pwhite

First Column!

By Pete | @kingpetey | 10 May 2002

Those of you who were around in imafish 1 and some of imafish 2 will remember a feature we had called the columns, this was very simply where you could have your own column post your own content and others will read it. The idea at the time was great but because of different issues we had problems maintaining them so we scrapped the idea. Until this morning that is. The system is now a lot more secure and uses the database as the backbone and various php scripts to post and display the data. (if anyone wants the source then email me)

Anyway as you all know imafish is getting more and more popular and i can report that we are getting around 700 hits per week - this is increasing slowly each week i'm pleased to say. I would also like to point out some of the great features we have coming up on the site in the next few weeks. In the half term I hope to rewrite some of the news posters and the admin section making the site look even better and function quicker and better. We also have the ImAFish awards going on at the momment and hope to start ImAFish Big Brother soon.
I will post lots more soon on me column and hope to see a lot more columners in the future.

Pwhite

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