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Skilifts.org V 2.0 - Update information

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 23 Mar 2010

Hello Everyone,

As some of you may know, we have been busy working on the new Skilifts.org, a more user friendly and dynamically driven website.

Progress on the new site has been slow, but we are making headway every week and since the overall look/layout is finished, I thought I would give you guys a sneak peak of what it looks like.

Attached File  site.jpg (334.69K)
Number of downloads: 326

BTW, The Skilifts.org logo you see on the website is just a place holder, we will be introducing a new logo as we develop the website.

Bill's Photo Bill 23 Mar 2010

Where is the LIKE option? Oh wait this board isn't Facebook. :)

iceberg210's Photo iceberg210 24 Mar 2010

Awesome stuff Cameron! I'm very excited for the new site, it's looking great!!!

RyanNugent's Photo RyanNugent 24 Mar 2010

This is great! Can't wait to see it in full. Any idea of the release? Not to rush or anything :)

coskibum's Photo coskibum 24 Mar 2010

those new gallery pictures look familiar!

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 24 Mar 2010

View PostRyanNugent, on 24 March 2010 - 03:46 PM, said:

This is great! Can't wait to see it in full. Any idea of the release? Not to rush or anything :)

It hard to say when the site will be launched as it's going to take some time to compile all the lift stats into the new database and redo all the lift photos. However, before the new site is launched, I want it to be 'close' to all the offerings of the current site. So if you want to look at pictures of the lifts at Vail, the new site is going to have those up at launch date than having to wait for them to be put back up.

The plan is also to integrate the site and forum together, so you will only need to have 1 user account. This will allow users special access to areas on the website that won't be available to others depending on your Industry Level.

ewillso7's Photo ewillso7 25 Mar 2010

everything looks great! Phenomenal job!

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 25 Mar 2010

Thanks and if anyone has any ideas or things they think would be good for the new site, please post below and we will do our best to incorporate them.

Emax's Photo Emax 27 Mar 2010

View PostSkiBachelor, on 25 March 2010 - 07:15 PM, said:

Thanks and if anyone has any ideas or things they think would be good for the new site, please post below and we will do our best to incorporate them.

Looks like you're thinking of using the 35mm film approach to the header. Will you use the overlay?

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 27 Mar 2010

Hi Bud,

Are you referring to having text and additional images on top of the current header?

If so, I tried having some content displayed on it, but it wasn't very appealing. BTW, the header will automatically rotate itself every week so there is something fresh up!

thairston96's Photo thairston96 03 Apr 2010

This is just awesome. Can't wait for the new site.
Thanks for all the great lift info over the years. Keep up the great work!

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 22 May 2010

Hi Everyone,

If any of you have some spare time and would like to help work on the new site, I have setup a Google Docs spreadsheet for helping identifying the names of lifts currently N/A in our Lift Installation Surveys.

Lift Installation Surveys

Google Docs Lift Identification spreadsheet

Your help is greatly appreciated!

NAC's Photo NAC 06 Aug 2010

I love the new look. It's very clean and professional, not that the old one isn't.

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 06 Aug 2010

Thanks, I've been spending a lot of time making the new website very clean and functional.

I wish it was up by now, but I've been so swamped with high priority tasks that the site has been on the back burner.

Here is the latest sneak peak of the website.

Attached File  v2.jpg (339.58K)
Number of downloads: 116

There is now a PayPal donate button which is pretty slick (slides down when the mouse cursor hovers over it), along with a few CSS changes. I may add a few social networking icons at the bottom above the Email: submit@skilifts.org.

iceberg210's Photo iceberg210 06 Aug 2010

Looking awesome Cameron! Every time I see the latest version I'm constantly impressed. Really great job, can't wait for it to be up.

Guest_boyercam12_* 20 Aug 2010

Do you use wordpress?

What do you do if you want to help?

Looks FAB

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 20 Aug 2010

The new website is integrated with PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Prototype and a small amount of Ajax.

We are fortunate that a few of our administrators are web programmers and do help with the website. However, we are always looking for additional help since this website is so expansive.

Boycam12, what programming languages are you familiar with?

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 14 Oct 2010

For those running Microsoft IE 8 or 9, I'm sad to inform you that at this time, the new Skilifts.org website will not function correctly with your browser.

It appears that there is a glitch in the browser itself (not the website) that causes IE to display an error message when running jQuery.

However, I have had no problems with the new website in Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.

Hopefully jQuery will have a solution for this IE glitch.

Nor'eastSkier's Photo Nor'eastSkier 03 Oct 2011

Not to rush anything, but how has work on the site been progressing?

SkiBachelor's Photo SkiBachelor 04 Oct 2011

I have continued to focus on resizing all the photos for the new site in my spare time. However, since I have taken the liberty to run a local non-profit, It's put me behind schedule more than I would like to be.

On a side note, I will be resigning from Willamette Pass Resort at the of this week and this may allow me to make some substantial progress in the coming months.