Date: Friday, January 18 @ 21:04:01 UTC
Topic: About the website

Welcome to the new face of online pedigrees! I have integrated the old website into a full content management system. The layout of the website is very similar to the old site. Website navegation is clear and easy. More appealing, while remaining a simple interface that is easy on the eyes for long hours of forum and pedigree surfing. All the old goodies are still here:

Pedigrees.- The old interface and layout was pretty much preserved . I added a few new tools and features to give you more control of pedigrees like:

  • Quick Search. I added a quick search form at the top right corner throughout the website. You can now make pedigree searches from any page on the website.
  • The ability to transfer ownership of your pedigree to another user. This way you can in a simple step give control of the pedigree to another user without the need to have the webmaster make the transfer.
  • The length of the Description field was increased. You can now enter a more extensive description of the dog.
  • The Description field comes with a simple, but extremely useful editor. You can now format the text of the description field without the need to add HTML code into the form.
  • All dog names are now bold. Many people kept adding HTML code into the Registered Name field to make the name of the dog appear in bold. I made it so all dog names are displayed in bold so you don't need to add that code anymore. Adding HTML code into the Registered Name field confuses the search tools.
Message Board (renamed to Forums).- The old forum has been discarded and replaced by phpBB. A much more complete and flexible forum that is developed and debugged continuously. A great addition and tightly integrated into the website. I transferred the topics and posts of the old Message Board into the new Forum so we are not starting from scratch.

Communications Center (renamed to Private Messages).- The old Comm Center, like the old Message Board, has been discarded and replaced by the Forum's messaging system. The new messaging system is far superior and easier to use then the old rudimentary Comm Center I had developed. Easier manipulation of your Private Messages and more flexibility when composing your message. Your old inbox, saved messages and sent messages have been moved to the new system.

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