New website underway

Cosmo

Staff member
Just a quick note that I launched a new "minimum viable product" frontend for the site today, so you'll find a bunch of weirdness and things that shouldn't be there. I'll get that cleaned up this week so I can move on to other aspects of our upcoming fleet of radness, but let me know if you spot anything especially distracting.

The forums are getting a bit of a cleanup as well. Nothing crazy, but turning off some redundant features and trying to keep the BBS... Well, as the BBS.

Using the time I have to get this all tidied up before big boy internet gets here so we can get back to streaming and doing cool things ASAP.
 

Cosmo

Staff member
I found some more time this weekend to get the homepage nailed down. I'm using Webflow for the initial mockup at this point, and will convert that over to a WordPress theme for the frontend. Feel free to check it out here:

 

Cosmo

Staff member
Version 1 of the new site has been launched:

A proper fresh start to act as a platform for the stuff we're aiming to do soon. Suggestions for TTIDB will be done here on the forum, and I'll get that set up soon. There will be a "guest mode" form on the main site, but the stuff submitted here by you guys will take priority.

Also, the TTIDB entries have a different commenting system. I'm keeping those out of the BBS so we don't flood the place with empty threads as I add more and more entries. I said I'd keep the BBS as the BBS and that's the reasoning there :)

Let me know if you find anything outlandishly wrong or you have any suggestions. This will keep evolving with each iteration though, an I think this is a good version 1.
 

Cosmo

Staff member
A few other notes:

  1. The Library here will get phased out. I can implement this idea better on the main site, so once I get all the time travel stuff moved over I'll get rid of the one here.
  2. Non-time-travel stuff in the library will be moved to Curious Cosmos at a later date. This is basically a clone of TTIDB, but focused on cataloging things like Betty and Barney Hill documentaries across different media. A centralized place to find where to learn about or watch that stuff.; That's a project I'm giving to my oldest kid and she'll take that over, with some help from dad.
  3. In a future iteration, I will be piping new posts and Member Zines to the front page of the site.
 

Cosmo

Staff member
I've pushed some updates to the TTIDB Books section, adjusting some fields and cleaning a few things up:


I've not read ALL of these books, but I've filled the data in as best as I know how for the time being. If you know of a mechanism or time period that's missing, let me know and I'll be happy to update it. Likewise, if you know of a good time travel book you'd like to see included, let me know that too and I'll take a look at it.

Things are progressing nicely, happy with the results so far. Something I'm working out how best to approach is a TTI Book Club in order to give or receive book recommendations, and fill in missing data at the same time.
 
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