Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
MacFixer, the iPhone, iPod, and iPad specialists
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - Major Site Re-design tonight
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

Major Site Re-design tonight

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> News And Latest Information
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dave
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 6460
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

Some of you may already have picked up on a few comments I've made here and there in the forums or via email. For the past several weeks I have been re-designing the website to bring us several new features.



The first being, people are getting heavily lost in the left hand menu for reviews/articles, and we ourselves are having major trouble finding our articles listed here as there are just far too many, so we will be reducing this menu over weeks to come in a three phase approach.



Phase 1 will commence tonight from 8pm, and will involve reducing this menu structure and putting a completely new graphical review menu in place, which will help channel people to products as you'll see a picture of each product. This will cut down the menu and eventually help speed up the website a little in peak times. The same will also be attempted with the forum tonight.



Unfortunately this will mean some outage with either a small amount of down time (up to an hour), or you will find pages not loading correctly in the interim whilst we are performing this work. Unfortunately this is unavoidable as there are over 300 pages to change on the website, these have all been changed offline and tested on our preview site, and hopefully it's just a matter of uploading the changes, but with a change as big as this something might go wrong, so please bear with us whilst we make changes tonight. If you experience difficulties getting to the website, please try again in an hours time.



Phase two and three will commence in a few weeks time which should then see a complete removal of the left hand menu system to a new graphical one and will not be as disruptive as tonights outage. There will be very little speed increase though from tonights changes, this will really only be seen in a few weeks time.



We hope you like the changes and it makes it easier on the eye to find reviews, and if the changes are successfull tonight, you'll see a new menu structure directly underneath our logo at the top of each page.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Buffy Beagle
Regular Visitor


Joined: 04/03/2003 21:22:30
Posts: 191
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

Have fun Dave . . . :0)



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dave
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 6460
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

I was planning on doing it at some ungodly hour, but then decided that if anything went wrong, I would probably not be in a position to fix it, so unfortunately tonight it is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ottoman
Occasional Visitor


Joined: 15/03/2003 01:15:16
Posts: 3
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

For once, I don't envy you Dave... Smile)



Omer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Buffy Beagle
Regular Visitor


Joined: 04/03/2003 21:22:30
Posts: 191
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

Dave, I think someone should take a 'before' photo of you . . . presumably WITH hair, and an 'after' photo, with chunks missing!!!!   Buffy ;0)))
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dave
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 6460
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

Hey there really wouldn't be much difference apart from the scratch marks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Buffy Beagle
Regular Visitor


Joined: 04/03/2003 21:22:30
Posts: 191
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

Hope there is no blood!!! :0)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dave
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 6460
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

Glad to say the updates went according to plan, no major issues, now for a nice cold pint! Some of you may not notice the changes immediately, it depends on how much cache you have set on your web browser, and whether your ISP does local caching of pages visited. For those who do see the changes (nothing major), but a new top menu has been added like below.







This will direct you to a new graphical review section which looks something like this.



http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/frontnews/newmenu2.jpg">




If you don't see the new menu above, try and press CTRL+F5 in Internet Explorer to force your cache to reload the page from the server. Failing that, to preview the new menu review menu system, click the picture above.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Houmark
Occasional Visitor


Joined: 09/04/2003 23:43:16
Posts: 4
Location: Denmark

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Major Site Re-design tonight Reply with quote

Dave, put the below in the top of the "header" .asp document, if you have such one. This will make ALL browsers re-request the page on every visit. Please, do not change the ordering of these lines, as this is the biggest trick in these lines:



'### PASTE START ###



Response.Buffer = True

'Eliminate browser and proxy caching

Response.Expires = -1

Response.Expiresabsolute = Now() - 2

Response.AddHeader "pragma","no-cache"

Response.AddHeader "cache-control","private"

Response.CacheControl = "no-cache"



'### PASTE END ###



BTW, you guys are doing a damn good job here, keep up the good work.



Regards,



Lars Houmark



Running an IPAQ 5450 / Emtac BTGPS, with newly installed TT Navigator 2, currently with no problems, but still needs to test some more Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> News And Latest Information All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
21.034 (22 Mar 23)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping