Friday, 29 February 2008

Space-Images.com Update

I've finally uploaded the rest of the images from the Space Shuttle STS-120 and STS-122 missions. I've also started accumulating enough Shuttle images to start organizing them into categories such as launch, landing, etc. It's still early days but I think the site is starting to take shape.

I have to say I'm a bit bummed at how long it's taking me to add new images using the very manual system I've chosen for this site. I made a decision to use plain HTML pages and do all the work on the images by hand, rather than using a gallery script like I did at space-photos.com. My reasoning was that although it would take longer to publish new material, the resulting pages would be more permanent, robust and SEO-friendly. Also, it's quite a hassle staying up to date with PHP scripts. I still think I made the right decision but it's harder work than I anticipated.

Next on the to-do list for this site: More Shuttle and Apollo photos.

By the way, NASA announced this morning that the STS-123 mission is slated for launch on the 11th March.

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