Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

By Hamish Gill

As many of you know and have experiences the website has been having issues for coming on a year. There has been other background problems that you won’t have seen specifically, but have been making it run very slowly. All this has all caused some amount of stress, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Next week, the 17th of January to be precise, the website will be switched off probably for the day, maybe for the day after too. During this down time, the new – now built – website will be launched and populated with all the current content, comments, user info, membership details, everything. This is, going to be a new website but with all the last nearly 11 years of data added to it. In short, this is not just a re-skinning of this current site, but an entirely new one.

In case anyone is worried, I have kept the design the same, or at least very similar with a few tweaks to aid navigation. The look, feel, colour scheme and current navigational structure will remain.

Now, of course there is scope for issues when making such massive changes to the website like this, but in theory nothing should be lost. We are in safe hands with the new web boffins – they are a very reputable company that I have come to trust through professional working relationship in my day job… so we should be fine. I hope!

In the meanwhile, please carry on using the website as you are now. And as soon as you see it is launched – all being well – you should be able to use it again as if nothing happened… but hopefully without some of the issues we currently have.

Wish me luck!

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By Hamish Gill
I started taking photos at the age of 9. Since then I've taken photos for a hobby, sold cameras for a living, and for a little more than decade I've been a professional photographer and, of course, weekly contributor to 35mmc.
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Richard Moore on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 15/01/2024

You've know you've just told everyone to hammer the server on the days when you just want to gingerly venture above the parapet while checking all the bits are still working under light load :-) Best of luck - remember helping someone migrate a BBS a few years back. There's always *something*...
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Ted Ayre on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 14/01/2024

Thanks for sorting all of this and 'steering the ship' Hamish! Looking forward to seeing the new and improved site. All the best, Ted x
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Aniello Del Sorbo on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 13/01/2024

I hope it'll fix the issue I'm having. Paying to remove Ads yet they keep showing up everytime I load the website. I have to reload to get rid of them. And at times I have to re-login. All of which is a pain a makes me wonder why I even pay :) Let's hope that's fixed!
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Mark Ellerby on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 11/01/2024

I am a systems administrator by trade and I have experience of running web servers, so I have an appreciation of how much work goes into a migration. Hope it all goes well !
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John Pemberton on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 11/01/2024

FINGERS CROSSED!
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Stevenson G on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Good luck and thanks Hamish!
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Luke Kenny on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Exciting! I do enjoy regularly checking this website for new articles so hope not too much changes. Navigation tweaks and speed improvements are always welcome though. I look forward to seeing what the new 35mmc looks like and want to take this opportunity to thank you Hamish for keeping it running so well upto this point.
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Jukka Reimola on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Godspeed, Hamish!
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Paul Quellin on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

My business runs an e-learning web site and I know how difficult this process can be. I am sure you'll pull it off, but those two days or so will be nail biting. Very good luck Hamish.
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Bill Thoo on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Good luck, mate.
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Jon Bosak on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Never mind, I see it now.
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Jon Bosak on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

I wish that I could read the article telling me where 35mmc is headed, because I'm interested in writing for it, but the free trial doesn't seem to be working. Maybe you could mail me the article?
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James on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Good luck with this. If it reduces some stress for you, that's a massive win. Will the overhaul change the way we submit articles?
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Hamish Gill replied:

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Nope

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Sean Benham on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 10/01/2024

Managing a website with lots of traffic is a thankless job! I applaud all the work you've done for our community. Looking forward to the new look and improvements!
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Brian Nicholls on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

"To all things there is a season" Good Luck!!
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Sharon Levine on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

Good luck!
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Thorsten Wulff on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

Viel Glück!
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peter grey on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

I wish you all the luck possible Hamish!
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Erik Brammer on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

Yeah, good luck to you, Hamish, and to all your loyal readers that are checking in on like a daily basis.
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Kai Lietz on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

All the best for those one or two days with the least issues possible. Fingers crossed!
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Eric on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

Good luck Hamish!
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Jared Gerlach on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

Absolutely - best of luck with it! It will be great once it's done and running.
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Reed on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

Best of luck with the major overhaul, Hamish! I look forward to continuing to contribute and read so much useful information from you and the rest of the community.
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Michael Zwicky-Ross on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

Good luck Hamish!
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Art Meripol on Forthcoming Major Overhaul of 35mmc

Comment posted: 09/01/2024

thanks for all you do. I'm sure this is a bigger job than most can imagine.
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