Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Today's new features

I've made a new addition, and big tweak to the site today. If you cast your eyes upwards you might now notice on the bar at the top of a page a tab called "Lists". I am hoping you will find it another useful resource along side the schedule pages and reading order flow chart. On the lists page you will find headings under which there are lists of links to lists on various subjects, including book and comic series, author bibliographies (Star Trek only), and lists of toys, games, and other Star Trek miscellanea.

I've been building these lists for a while, and will continue to add more. I use them mostly for reference, but I imagine they might also make for good reading lists and guides; hence trying to make them a bit more accessible. So hopefully some of you will find them useful. As up until now they have been purely a tool for myself they do not yet cover all subjects, so if there's a list you feel would make a particular useful addition, I'm happy to take requests.

Meanwhile to the right you might notice the "New Releases" panel has had a facelift. I decided rather than highlighting one or two new titles per month and simply listing the rest, I would try and give a bit more room for each new item to shine; so have made a smaller banner for everything new this month. It makes the panel a little longer, but also helps better illustrate (literally) what everything is. I may tweak the sizes a bit in future months, but I think I like the general effect.

While I'm rattling on about myself don't forget I'm now also on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. So do feel free to follow me on one, two, three, or none! Also, a big thank you to my friends over at UnrealitySF, who I've noticed recently have added a great big bespoke panel linking to my site in their sidebar! Very cool. You can of course find links to UnrealitySF and other great Trek sites towards the bottom of my own sidebar.

Anywho, I hope you enjoy the new features, and that they help to enhance your Star Trek experience. I've done quite a few normal posts today too, so don't forget to scroll down :)



4 comments:

Ktrek said...

Love your site! I use it often as a guide. Good work on adding the "lists". It's pretty much a necessary thing for anyone wanting to start reading Trek these days. I enjoy the continuity of the various series and direction the Trek books have taken but I can't help but wonder if Pocket has now diminished their potential audience because to many new readers it's too confusing. Anyway, good job!

Kevin

Ktrek said...

Love your site! I use it often as a guide. Good work on adding the "lists". It's pretty much a necessary thing for anyone wanting to start reading Trek these days. I enjoy the continuity of the various series and direction the Trek books have taken but I can't help but wonder if Pocket has now diminished their potential audience because to many new readers it's too confusing. Anyway, good job!

Kevin

Ktrek said...

Sorry for the duplicate post. I only clicked once I swear!

8of5 said...

Ha, no worries! I'm a big fan of the current continuity too. But I do think Pocket are really missing a trick, both in helping their readers and promoting their products, by seemingly never including any sort of lists or guides in the books themselves.

I don't think we need to go back to the days when their was a list of EVERY book in the back of every book. But a simple timeline of books that relate to any particular story would surely be useful!