CD-Media? What’s CD-Media?
I have this discussion via PM or IM all the time:
**random user: **hey, how do i search the white papers?
**me: **you can’t yet. i have to rewrite it to do so.
**random user: **hey, how do i search for an image?
**me: **you can’t yet. i have to rewrite the image gallery to do so.
So now, imagine this: the ‘Picture Galleries’ and the ‘White Papers’ link up top move around, both at opposite ends of your browser window. Facing each other, they both take off at 47 pixels per second. Nobody chickens out – ka-boom. Introducing: CD-Media.
Photo Gallery. Searchable. Taggable. Noteable. Favorites. Discussion on the image detail and in the ‘Extra Discussion’ thread. A ‘Who Am I’ management screen – giving you the ability to change your picture whenever you want, etc.
White Papers. Searchable. Taggable. Favorites. Discussion on the white paper detail and in the ‘Extra Discussion’ thread. Multiple Attachments per white paper.
You can watch my custom status for a very rough and ambiguous status. What will it look like? Click below for a sneak preview, which may or may not totally change. It’s a picture of the ‘everything’ tags page. More popular tags are larger than less popular tags, etc. This screenshot should give you a tiny idea of some of the features and how they’re broken apart.
**When can you use it? ** I’m aiming for the end of July, but probably more realistically in August.
**Will the old gallery & white papers still work? **No, all data will be migrated to the new system. The old links will work, but redirect to the image/paper in the new system.
**What about all the old images … they aren’t tagged. How will they get tagged? I know you guys are bored in the off-season … now you won’t be.
What’s this ‘tag’ thing you keep mentioning?** Flickr, technorati, and a bunch of other new(ish) sites are all using tags. Basically its one or more keywords (or small phrases) that classfiy something. For Flickr, images; for technorati, links.
So, there – I am doing stuff, see?
**edit **you can watch things happen to CD-Media now.