I got the Photobook up today during lunch, and everything seems to be in working order. There are some things left for it that I would like to fix, like the Personal Photo Gallery in the profile. The code inserts that link into the old-style profile, but I canâ€™t seem to find where the new profile template is for that part of the page. Itâ€™s probably hidden in the php code, and not in the page template like it normally is. Iâ€™ll look into it some more this weekend, or when I re-design the template.
The next updates that Iâ€™ll be doing are the Calendar update. Iâ€™m also going to include a mini-calendar on the My Spot page this time, so that upcoming events will be more noticeable.
After that will be a Moderator Control panel, in which they will have some more control over things like Usernames, Smilies, managing user accounts, etcâ€¦and have a link like the Admin do for the Admin Panel. This will help disperse some of the work that the admins have to do around the siteâ€¦since for the most part people know what is allowed on the forums, and donâ€™t need much moderating.
Then a FAQ Manager â€“ where the admins can easily update the FAQs for the n00bies that like to ask questions about whatâ€™s going onâ€¦we can get the â€œunwrittenâ€ rules down in one place, and keep it easily updated for new guidelines.
And then Iâ€™ll work on the Template Switcher, a dropdown menu that will let you change templates easily between tsnX and the original theme â€“ and any other templates that we might design. For a while now, Iâ€™ve wanted to bring back the tsnI template, but there is so much of that which is just the basic forum, itâ€™d be really hard to update. Iâ€™ll look into it though eventually.
After these, there are just a ton of little mods that will enhance the user experienceâ€¦spell check, other IM support, skype, gmail/gtalk, profile tidbits, posting enhancements, and a ton of other stuff.
Once those are all in place, I begin work on creating the tsnX design â€“ which will be the most exciting part of it all. After that, I create the My Spot page, and weâ€™re done.