A have added a few features to the site:
In the left column you can see the five most recent additions to the Diptera Gallery.
At the bottom of the opening page you can see the five most recent comments that were made about pages or images in the Diptera gallery.
You may help to keep Diptera.info in the air and even get it improved by a donation (See Donate panel in the right column).
You can keep track of any changes on the site through the link to Site changes, which keeps the date till last update.
The Content Management System has been updated to v6.00.204. As a result, some of the features that were present earlier are still not present. I will include them as soon as possible.
There are several new themes available, most of the with their own Diptera.info logo. The easiest way to try them out is to log out and use the Theme Switcher that is available for guests. Using the Theme Switcher you can switch themes on the fly without having to edit your profile. When you have found the one you like, you can log in again and set it in your profile.
Updated to v6.00.205: 1 November 2005
Updated to v6.00.206: 14 November 2005
Updated to v6.00.207: 29 November 2005
Updated to v6.00.300: 16 December 2005
20,000 Unique visits announces an imminent CMS upgrade
You have done it! We have passed the 20,000 unique visits mark in less than a year. So, there must be a niche for this website! One reason is that the site is popular and is also mentioned on several other websites. As a result, we feature on the first page of google with just 'diptera' as search term.
This is also the time to inform you that the upgrade of the CMS from v5.00 to v5.01 is imminent. That is, it will follow sometime in the next two weeks. The chances are that you will hardly notice, but I thought to warn you none the less. After the upgrade I will try again if the newsletter system is compliant with the host set-up, so you may expect that something will drop in your mailbox (at least, if you are a member and have subscribed). Another upcoming change will be that the Private Message System will get a make-over and it should be possible to save outgoing messages, too. In the longer run there will also be an update of the Diptera Gallery.
Oh yes, I am still working on the hosting thing. I have not forgotten, because especially the Gallery should benefit from that.