Not too many people have noticed the major changes and new features that were added to Cyburbia on March 5, so I thought I'd make an announcement here.
Please visit the http://www.cyburbia.org main page.
Major changes include:
* Drupal content management system integrated with vBulletin. Drupal is the same CMS that powers Planetizen and thousands of other popular Web sites. Cyburbia's front pages are no longer static HTML with jerryrigged Java scripts. In addition to greatly expanding the capabilities of the site, the odd formatting of seen by those using Mozilla 1.5 and Konqueror is are no longer an issue.
* Planning Site of the Day - a link to a different interesting planning or built environment-related Web site every day.
* Voices - a section for articles, op-ed writing, and other submitted written works. Articles from Perry Norton have been moved into Voices.
* Buzz - regularly updated feeds from about 150 news sources, online magazines and blogs related to planning and the built environment, with more being added daily.
* More to come, as I work the kinks out. First on the agenda: Getting things to look just right in IE. The site looks great with other browsers, but IE renders the text too large.
A few people have reported "page not found" errors. I've tested everything with different browsers on different IPs, and couldn't reproduce it. The standard cookie clearing might help.
Next on the agenda - what to do with the Resource Directory. The software author no longer maintains In-link in its current form, so I installed a hack that integrates a link directory into the message board. I'll be testing it over the coming weeks.
Some of you have had issues with vBulletin, where occasionally you'll get a "no permission" message when you try to post a message. The error messages are sporadic and random, and I'm hoping an upgrade to vBulletin 3.5.4 later this week will help. Again, I'll suggest the usual "clear your cookies and cache"; whether it will help or not, I don't know.
Again, thanks for all your support through the years!