After a slow year, I’m now working on Aviamagazine again. Some minor layout changes will be made, but more important, functionality and content will be expanded.
The most significant change is the integration of social connectors. Facebook and Twitter will be integrated on all content pages which makes it easy to publish the page to both social networks. On the technical side, jqeury popup modal windows will be introduced and bit.ly urls as well.
The existing comment functionality which can only be used by members will be made public. To make the comments more attractive, gravatar will be integrated in the site.
Some changes will be made concerning layout. The red main color will be replaced with a more brighter red. Page section titles will be changed to a web 2.0 style title. All box titles (tabs) will change.
The interaction column (now placed on the right side of the pages) is moved to the left navigation column providing more content space.
And finally, lots of changes on content. I still have trip reports to Japan, Australia, China, Canada en the US on the shelf. This year the content will gradually be published. Also the Out of Service section we be expanded with a special on Datachang and Davis-Monthan.
I’m using a phased implementation instead off a big bang. First of all, some layout changes will appear followed by the social connectors. Content is changed throughout the process.