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New Interchange RTFM website unleashed

RTFM website news
Kevin Walsh - 31 July 2006 - 5:45 PM (EDT) RTFM website news

Welcome to the shiny new Interchange RTFM website.  The old website was looking a little dated, so I thought it was about time it was given a bit of a makeover.  This new website is powered by an Interchange-driven Content Management System (CMS) which reads all of its page text and component layout information from the database.

At the time this article was published, this website was running Interchange version 5.5.0.  The Interchange installation will be regularly updated to (mostly) track the latest development version.  You can discover the Interchange version currently used by this website by hovering your mouse pointer over the "Powered by Interchange" logo, which you will find at the end of the left-hand column, on every page on this website.

Over the last couple of months, I have invested a considerable proportion of my evenings and weekends into the creation of some new Interchange documentation, which I hope you will find useful.  The new RTFM documentation project is firmly focused on the textual content, rather than the underlying format, so progress has been swifter than it otherwise might have been.

I estimate that, at the time of writing, around 80% of the documentation on this website was either brand new, re-written or expanded upon in some way.  The documentation has been rearranged and extensively cross-referenced to make the information easier to find.  While the new documentation is by no means complete, I consider it good enough to go live with, and I'll continue to create more text as time allows.  Please let me know if you find any inaccuracies, or would like to submit some new or altered text.

There is a long todo list for the RTFM website, including polls, RSS/Atom feeds and various other goodies that will be introduced from time to time.  If you'd like to suggest a new feature then feel free to get in touch.  I might even be tempted to add your request to the list.  Suggestions for future polls are also welcome.


This article has 8 comments

Gert van der Spoel - 02 August 2006 11:10 AM (EDT)
It was about time!  Smiley
Oliver Jackson - 02 August 2006 12:35 PM (EDT)
Wow!  This is great!  Thanks Kevin
Steve Graham - 03 August 2006 10:20 PM (EDT)

Very nice - redo.... Will this layout make it into the available IC templates?  Smiley

Thanks for all your insight & contributions.

Philipp Trost - 04 August 2006 8:14 AM (EDT)
i like it very much...thanks a lot for all your help and this awesome work kevin!!!
Mathew Jones - 22 August 2006 12:11 PM (EDT)
Finally!  It's looking rather spiffy Smiley Great job kevin.
Martin Houle - 19 January 2007 9:31 PM (EST)
I just love it, always a good reference and it's nice to the eye.  Good work Kevin!
William O. Yates - 24 January 2007 9:44 PM (EST)
hello kevin... finally back... yer new site looks great... Smiley
Victor Escobar - 24 May 2007 10:59 AM (EDT)
The website looks great.  With all the good information I've gathered from it, I already think it's worth its weight in gold.

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