With 2011 almost in the books, I just wanted to say, first off, thank you for making the relaunch of this website such an astounding success. When I was putting this thing together back in late June/early July, I never expected it to take off as quickly as it did, even for something as anticipated as the relaunch of one of the oldest sites in the Community.
Also, thank you to those who have been contributing to the website; you have definitely been a major step in the rebuilding of the Collection and I can't thank you enough for that, especially since the site has such a limited staff.
Now, for the year ahead, being the tinker-er (is that a word? Whatever haha) that I tend to be, I want to add some stuff to the website that will make functionality a lot better.
One of these things is category sorting for listings.
As of right now, all the jingle entries in the system are listed on one page, and it's quite a long page considering we have over 200 entries and growing. The addition of category sorting will allow you to just see the entries in a particular category. For instance, suppose you're looking around and want to see entries that only belong to a television network. Well, you can click on the "Television Network" link and all the entries from that particular category will be listed; nothing more, nothing less.
Another feature that I'm looking at is local video playback. Right now, all the video on the website is handled by YouTube, which works quite well so far. However, I do acknowledge that some of you might want to download the video for your personal collection or use in whatever media you work with. What local video would do, then, is have the video for an entry on this server and playback would be handled by a media player on this server.
This is more a luxury rather than a thing of necessity like category sorting is, so I want your input on the video situation; leave a comment on this post telling me what you think about it.
I also might implement "clean URLs" but that will require a load more work on the backend (and WILL require that the site go down for a period of time so I could implement it), so that's more on the "maybe" list than anything else would be.
If you have any suggestions on things I should add to the site, or if you want to be an editor on the website, my email address is in the footer of the website (middle column) and, yes, I read every email that comes to my inbox (so don't think I'm blowing your message off haha)
Well, that's all I got for today. Have a Happy New Year, everyone! :D