|InfoVis.net>Magazine>message nş 159||Published 2005-01-01|
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New year means new life or, in our case, a new website. After four and a half years and 158 messages the moment to renew the technology of the content management of InfoVis.net has come. To do that, a new system has been created that makes the complete workflow needed to publish every single piece of information in the website easier to edit and maintain.
Why so late?
Most of the modern web sites use databases and content management systems to perform this task, practically from their inception. The answer is easy: Infovis.net is a â€śone man showâ€ť done in spare time. Despite the help received from some friends and colleagues, most of the work is done slowly, with very limited financial resources (those of my personal pocket, indeed) and with the effort stolen at nights and weekends
But finally we have a first working version, where you can already see some changes:
What can we expect from the future?
What encourages me to carry on with this project, that is becoming more complex and demanding, although the fatigue of 54 months of continuous work, is the interest of the readers, that continue subscribing obstinately every month totalling now more than 4650, and the people that link to the pages of InfoVis, that last November served more than 72.000 html pages.
So then, thanks a lot to you, dear subscriber for taking the time to read the articles and pushing this project.
Thanks also to the ones that helped me to build the web in one way or another: Enric Fontdecaba, that programmed a considerable part of the content management system, Karen Fordham whom I oblige to proof read the English version on Sunday evening, David Merino, that helped with the subscription list.
Special thanks also to Josep Blat that made the web itself possible and its hosting at the Pompeu Fabra University and Alfons Cornella that syndicates my writings at Infonomia.com and was there in the origins of the discussions that gave birth to InfoVis.net.
Happy new year to all of you.
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