Published: Saturday 31st of July 2010 By: Jamie Swift
Well, several of you might be reading this article because you've just received your invitation by email. If so, you'll probably be thinking "why was I invited to a website that's only half finished?"
Well, it's true, the website is only half finished. However, I thought it would be best to send the invitations out to a select few now, so that you can at least access what is on here at the moment, and also so that you can come back and see what's changed around here in a few months too. I'm planning to in the next few months to start blending the Radio Bute site into this website more (i.e. when you press news on Radio Bute, you'll be taken here). So to allow this to happen smoothly it was necessary for people to have access to the new website first.
Anyway, what's changed around here in the last few weeks. Well, not an awful lot to look at for most users, but behind the scenes a lot of work has gone into improving security, defending against attacks and also patching holes and bugs that have cropped up. For example, today I found that if you visited this news article, it logged you out of the website. That was a difficult bug to track down, but it's sorted now.
I've also added a comments system to the website which will be easily implementable across other pages too, and I've transferred the old comments and news items across from Radio Bute into the new systems. There's been lots of other little jobs done too, but nothing worth mentioning really.
There's lots left to do, but it's getting there slowly, and it's been good fun along the way so far. So have a browse round and see what you think. As always, I'm looking for suggestions and comments. Please feel free to post them below.