A New Look for vulcanhammer.net

It’s done: vulcanhammer.net, which this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary, has migrated to WordPress.

WordPress is nothing new here: Positive Infinity, our companion site, has been a WordPress blog for the past ten years.  It powers about a quarter of the internet.  It wasn’t a decision taken lightly, but given the trends of search engines and considerations of the long-term viability of the site, it was the best decision.

Some features of the site, and some changes, are as follows:

  • All of the documents on the site have been moved to the new platform; the organisation is pretty much the same.  The way WordPress tracks views will make it easier to see which documents are in demand, and thus know what to emphasise and upload.
  • The geotechnical course section has been “merged back” into the UTC courses.  We have also eliminated the past years of UTC lecture slides.  We have maintained links to software here and elsewhere, although WordPress didn’t make that easy.
  • The articles by Dr. Mark Svinkin, a long-time feature of the site, no longer have their own section.  The ones in pdf format are at the Soil Dynamics page and the rest are in the blog section, which will aid in their dissemination.
  • The menu and search system should make it easier to find items.

We should also remind our visitors that the marine documents were moved to our Chet Aero Marine site a few months ago.

We thank you for your support of this effort, it has been a rewarding journey.

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