Nov 24

Written by: danielle
11/24/2010 11:01 PM  RssIcon

In the rush to get this site launched (relatively) on time, I had to kill a few of my own babies as far as bug fixes and feature enhancements were concerned so I thought it’d be a good idea to list the coming site improvements:

Bug Fixes
Annoying but necessary.

  • Alpha blending in IE browser and problems with semi-transparent backgrounds blending with text
  • Fix slow loading/disappearing  PNG images on page load (esp. in IE8)

New features & functionalities
Always a good learning opportunity and keeping one’s tools sharp and on point.

  • Swap out the cheesy javascript alert on the home page for the scriptaculous lightbox.
  • Build out project-specific child pages and link the Coming Soon banner house ads to these new pages rather than parent-level project pages.
  • Allow user comments on blog entries – as this is a new site, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to wait to activate this feature.
  • Add paging
  • Reappropriate the vendor module to list associate members contact and bio details.
  • User registration and login features
  • Add News and announcements modules
  • Add video player
  • Add photo gallery
  • SEO for best practices
  • Analytics for traffic reports so I know how to modify this site to reflect viewer’s preferences.
  • Implement customized search on site with auto suggest using Solr and Lucene – this one will be a real doozy as far as development time is concerned, as it will, essentially, be a new search engine app made from the ground up.

Thanks for listening,
- Danielle a.k.a. All Things Technical for P & Co.

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