While I have not been blogging lately as I want to dedicate all of my time right now for development; I have been working like crazy to complete the next major version of the blog. The new blog has been completely overhauled. All of the database code has been stripped out and replaced with ColdFusion ORM. This allows the blog to use any modern database, SQL Server, Oracle, MySql, etc. Also, the entire administrative section of the site has been re-written from scratch and will support mobile devices. It's a mobile first responsive design and is a single page application built with HTML5. It is my goal to be able to go out into a National Park with nothing more than my camera and phone, take some lovely snapshots, and be able to upload the images, and create a blog post using nothing but my iPhone.
There are a slew of other major features, such as incorporating a WYSIWYG editor. I have been creating my own custom plug-ins for the editor to allow the users to upload and edit images, create sophisticated galleries, and link and upload videos, again- using nothing but your phone. There are also new HTML5 grids that have been incorporated to allow you to find and edit information quickly. All of the new user interfaces are themed, so if you choose a particular theme the theme will also be used in the new user interfaces, i.e. the new grids, editors, and image editing tools. It's also my goal to improve loading performance by using sophisticated caching.
I can't promise any release date at this time. I want to make sure that everything is done right. Since I had to completely overhaul the entire code-base, it is a good time to revisit some of the original approaches. I'll try to keep everyone updated during the course of this New Year. Once I am in final testing, I assure you that I will be blogging again.
Thank you for your interest!
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