I’m going through the blog (slowly) and putting various links into the New Links page at Early Modern Resources. Eventually they’ll make their way into the ‘proper’ pages. These have been updated in the last few days:
I’m wondering though, before I go any further, if it’s about time for a real overhaul this summer. EMR is still based on static HTML (and on a set of categories I thought up several years ago when it was much, much smaller), and I think it’s just getting too big for that to be practicable any more. Thanks to WordPress, the wonderful world of PHP and dynamic web pages is not quite as foreign to me as it was, but it still seems a big step. (Whenever I look at MySQL/PHP tutorials they scare the crap out of me.) Unless anyone can recommend some good (and not ridiculously expensive) software that’s easy to use and would be suitable for doing this kind of thing? Any advice from the more tech-savvy out there?
(I’ve looked at WordPress itself, but I’m not convinced that it’d be able to do the job I want. Or am I wrong?)
This site is a good example of one that started out as static HTML and converted to a database (a couple of years ago now). It’s bigger than EMR, but I do look at it with some envy. How difficult would it be to build something along those lines?