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Changes in the works
1/25/2010 7:54:12 PM
Right now I'm trying to get some pretty significant changes in place for AHW. I really am going to have to start getting back into practice if I'm going to have a good showing at the Vegas tournament, too. Argh.. there's never enough time, is there?

Step 1 of my AHW changes involves some behind-the-scenes security patches for the website, including a database migration from SQL 2000 to 2005. That will be fun, because I'll have to do that when the site doesn't have much traffic (at night), and make sure no one's able to log in while I move the database over. And then hope it all works. Eek.

Step 2 is coming up with a new navigation menu. I really like the one that Andrew did - it's freakin awesome. But, I need to add more things to the site, and make other pages (such as the blogs) easier to get to. Plus, this way I'll have the source graphics, so if I ever need to make any changes, it'll be a lot quicker.

Step 3 is tweaking the rankings page. There have been some requests to put the AHW ratings and the USAA rankings side-by-side, so I'm going to get that put in place.

Step 4 is going to be putting the finishing polish on the Weekly Tournament manager, and then making it into a full-fledged tournament manager. Eventually, I'd like to have an off-line version of it available for the players that don't have wi-fi or smart phones readily accessible at the weekly tournaments.

Whew. I guess it's back to work for me...

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Changes in the works 25 Jan 2010