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Updates: New things to view

We have been working on getting the Library back in shape and there are some new things to look at. Random book and by tag are new features. Okay, the last one is not new, we had that before but it looks allot better now!

Series like the Real Barenziah, Brief History of the Empire and Songs of Pelinal used to have their books spread out over different pages. This was alltogether rather cumbersome if you wanted to read them all together, this is now possible!

To do this we have created a drupal module that displays all the books of a series on a single page. You can do this by double-clicking the title of any multiple-section book.  Single-clicking that same book will expand the menu and allow you to view each separate section one part at a time.

 So why did it take so long?

To explain this we first have to look at how long it would have taken to do by hand. We could have gone by all the books in a series and put them on a single page. But this a bad idea for several reasons.

  1. It takes allot of time. Say about 15 minutes for a single book and with some 36 books in the Sermons. Just the sermons would have cost 9 hours. And thats just a single series!
  2. It is boring work. It really is.

So rather then doing this we're using some drupal magic to get this done. It took some time to learn drupal but the end result is well worth it.

This is of course still a work in progress as you'll notice soon enough.

Melchior's picture
Joined: 06/28/2010

 New stuff is looking awesome guys, great work! Very user friendly. So have the Poetronachs been nearly beaten back yet?

Proweler's picture
Joined: 06/14/2010

Right now Lady N is working on something better in red and gray. But we'll keep this theme around aswell.


Eventually I might have some time to restore the old theme, but only for nostagias sake. Bevel edges are becomming antique. :P