I had a few basic goals when I decided to improve the Warp Drive Active site design, and the primary ones should be covered off with this initial version.
Firstly, the new theme is a lot more contemporary in style, and is responsive to changes in screen width. The main page layout showcases more than just a single post now, and does so in an interesting card-style format that isn’t just a plain list of headlines.
Secondly, individual posts have a few improvements. I’ve added Disqus to replace the default comment system, and imported old comments so that nothing is lost. Disqus has a lot of advantages for both a blog admin and a user, so I hope people like that addition. Also, posts have the requisite social badges, letting you stuff with friends, family, the world, etc.
There’s a few things that aren’t done, namely the comic gallery and uploads of older podcasts to the current podcast feed. The latter is going to take a while, but at least they won’t be lost in the ether like my previous co-host. I’ll do my best to be quick about it. The comic gallery will probably be a lot faster to get going, but for now the category view for it is a lot easier to navigate than before.
There’s a bunch of other things I want to get done, like add more EVE styling to the site. That’ll come soon, but for now I’m curious what folks think of the changes (suggestions are always welcome). In the meantime, please excuse the occasional glitchyness around here.
Also, since I’ve pretty much not kicked out a blog in a while, I’m curious what everyone thinks of the content presented at Fanfest this year. I have something in the works for my own thoughts, but in short I was pretty damn impressed with not only what’s coming for EVE, but also for DUST 514.