TLDR at the bottom.
Hello! As the title says, the Blinx The Time Sweeper Fansite rebuild is finally ready to go public! I bring you this long delayed update.
Where Have I Been?
I made the fansite rebuild announcement all the way back in May of 2021, what have I been up to since then? Why no update posts?
Basically I started a full time job as a software developer back in May of 2022 (hooray!). As you can guess it takes up a lot of my lot of time and energy, and I had life things to prioritise. I also went on something on an unintentional semi-hiatus from social media. I was still around, but I kind of just cut back my social media activity.
Despite my silence, I have been quietly working on the rebuild. From the beginning it was a project I fully intended on finishing, even if it did took more than my estimate of a year. I guess making project updates was just one of those things I couldn't manage to do alongside the actual work.
That’s the gist of my absense. I’m back now to push forward to the Blinx The Time Sweeper Fansite rebuild!
If you have sent me an email last year, I apologize for not getting back to you. It's a bit late to send one now but I have read them and will update the fansite rebuild if required.
But enough personal updates, let's get to the actual project.
The rebuild version of the Blinx Fansite can be viewed at:
Most of the Handbook, Gallery and Download pages have been copied over with the same structure and layout. It’s the same content more or less in a different website theme.
I am pleased with the overall improvements to the presentation of the content. I think it’s a lot nicer to read and navigate.
Performance still could be improved, namely with the image format and size. This has always been an issue with the fansite because I don’t normally optimate the images. This is something I will do after the jump to the rebuild version happens.
Some other aspects need some refinement (like the text scaling, the image gallery experience and the overall appearance) which will be cleaned up eventually.
Some things still need to be added, including:
Sending in Your Feedback
I’ve set up a #fansite-feedback channel in the Blinx Corps discord server where members can drop their feedback on the rebuild version. If you have any thoughts or find an issue with the website, drop a message in the channel and I’ll easily be able to find it.
If you don't wish to join the server, you can always email me your feedback at [email protected]. I should be better at replying this time around.
Before sending in your feedback, be sure to check the public Trello board that lists all the known issues and ongoing work.
The migration to the rebuild version will happen when all the content is copied over. So that’s basically the blog posts and a couple of loose pages. Certainly achievable within the near future!
Gonna be working on finishing the rebuild version more frequently, while still prioritising my time, energy and generally what I want to do.
So no set completion date, it’ll be done when it’s done. Feeling pretty satisfied with things, and I’m excited to move the fansite off this cursed web builder platform.
That’s all for now, thanks for once again visiting the Blinx The Time Sweeper Fansite!
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