I have started moving the content of Archiseek into a new db-driven site. Previously the site has been cobbled together from smaller dbs and flat html/css
The new system will probably not be available site-wide this year, as by my reckoning, it will take approximitley 80 weeks to cut and paste all content into it.
However I shall be rolling out the site country by country - currently working on the UK first
The new system will feature tags so you can view all buildings in the system by type, architect, locale, year
ie you can view all market houses
or all work by Scott Tallon Walker
As well as slicker galleries and a much better integrated search (the current search has to be told to reindex the site)
It will also allow comments on news as well as all the various web 2.0 bells and whistles - the forums will be more closely integrated too - archiseek will become more of a magazine in feel
As this is a huge amount of work, there will be less new content added to the current site, with new additions going straight to the new system
Personally I'm both daunted and very excited by this - it's an absolutely enormous mount of work but the new site will be such a massive improvement in finding buildings of interest, news that it will be completely worth it.
watch this space.....