Mega Upgrade Alert!
AIl of the Geobop websites are getting their biggest makeover ever, an upgrade I’ve been working on for nine months.
10 Big Surprises
So what changes can you expect to see in the new geobop sites?
These first three changes are technical. They will simply make Geobop more secure and should improve page appearance somewhat. They will also make it easier to make further improvements. That means Geobop will actually continue to improve at a faster rate.
You can’t miss the other changes...
4. Mobile Device Support
you will now be able to explore the geobop family of websites on cell phones and other mobile devices!
Wanna quick test drive? Just resize your browser; make it as small as you can.
5. New URL Structure
Among the biggest changes is Geobop’s URL format. this is what a geobop url used to look like:
and this is what the urls look like now:
In other words, everything is lower case, and underscores have been replaced by dashes. But don’t worry about it; in most cases, you’ll be automatically forwarded to the new URLs so fast you won’t even notice it.
Some URL’s have changed more significantly. In most cases, you will again be forwarded to the new address. In most other cases, you should be able to find the new page pretty easily.
6. Improved Organization & Navigation
You should find it a little easier to navigate between Geobop sites, sections and pages, due largely to improved organization and new features. In particular, note the site maps at the bottom of most Geobop pages.
7. New Features
You’ll see a variety of new features here and there.
8. New Content
Unfortunately, the technical side of this upgrade left precious little time for working on new content. Nevertheless, I managed to get some research and writing done.
I think you’ll find the new Geobop sites at least a little more attractive. At the very least, you ought to appreciate my new, minimalist footers. the main geobop sites use the following design:
(From left to right, the icons represent Geobop, GeoWorld, GeoZoo, GeoSymbols, Politix and sealatin.)
Naturally, I fixed everything that needed fixing. ;)
Summary of Current Upgrade Changes
Geobop – Home base for the Geobop family of websites is now www.geobop.com (not www.geobop.org), and it’s more than a home page. Geobop now features a cool new 50 states reference, and it will soon have its very own encyclopedia!
GeoWorld – Unfortunately, I didn’t get a lot of work done on this site, but you’ll still see a lot of improvements.
GeoZoo – The series of introductory series (nearly 200 articles) beginning here has been both expanded and generally improved, though there’s still lots of work to be done. The Life section has been modified, making it much easier to add content. Look for much more information in the near future...
GeoSymbols – Most of the changes on this site are cosmetic, but a number of problems have also been fixed, and the Reference section has been improved.
Politix – This is probably the most improved Geobop site. In particular, note the new People section and a series of articles offering advice on studying and understanding poltics.
SeaLatin – The soap operas continue!
Adult Political Sites – Let’s just say the revolution has just begun...