issues fixed

April 30, 2008

ok, I’ve fixed the registration problems, fiction and history problems and some of the firefox layout issues. To be honest I’m going to be working on the sites design and amending it here and there so it’s probably best to fix those problems when I’m doing that task.

So the problems mentioned below have all been fixed basically. I’ll start promoting the site around the web soon in the hope of drumming up some activity. If you know someone you think this site will benefit then please let them know about us.

Some of the new features added include

  • new and improved layout for the book categories and the home page (including some support answers on the front page)
  • newsletter
  • this blog being accessible from the site
  • an information bar just below the nav that hopefully I’ll add later to the rest of the site
  • members profiles and profile pics to go with
  • also a lot (and I mean a lot) of work has been done behind the scenes to speed up the site. I know I’m biased, but compared to the speed of the site before this has been a massive improvement.

Any problems/questions/suggestions just add a comment to this post and I’ll get on it as soon as I can.

Thanks.

issues

April 28, 2008

I’ve made some changes to the site and unfortunately I’ve came across some issues that didn’t come up on my testing server. There seems to be some problems with the registration process (so if you are trying to join, I am working on it) and some of the fiction and history pages seems to be having some problems as well.

Also I’ll hold up my hands and admit to being stupid and not looking at the site in anything but IE. I’m a web developer so I know how dumb this was, so users of Firefox, Opera and Safari will experience some layout problems.

As I’ve said before this site is a one man band and I am working hard to improve the site, hopefully I can get to these issues real soon.

For all Edinburgh based book lovers this has become an unmissable event. The Christain Aid book fair on George Street this year kicks off on the 10th of May and continues for the following week.

http://www.standrewsandstgeorges.org.uk/christian_aid_book_sale.php

Go along and get not only a great horde of cheap books, but help out Christian Aid as well.

Excellent book covers

April 17, 2008

Looking through the web yesterday I came across a fantastic site yesterday called Smashing Magazines and on this site I found a post looking at book and paperback cover designs. Some of the designs are really impressive. If you’ve an interest in either design or books, it’s a great read.

Check it out at http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/14/excellent-book-covers-and-paperbacks/

On the way

April 15, 2008

Well this is taking me a little longer than I had hoped but changes to the site are on the way. I’ve been held up by what people call “real life”. Just some stuff has come up and a bit of announcement soon as well, but for now please keep going to the site.

Hopefully in the coming weeks I will be able to launch the changes, including profile pics and layout changes in a lot of the pages. Also you can now suggest a swap from the book listing pages and add comments to books as well. I’ll also be adding a lot of books to the site very soon, so keep checking back.