I’ve been making some more headway into designing the site’s interconnection framework between documents. They’re still mostly just a combination of sketches and musings with no particular direction. While I still don’t know how to fully implement this feature, I’m beginning to gain some insight into the fundamentals of this problem and how I might be able to solve it. I know that I’ll have to make sure that the framework for mapping out what documents are related to each other, add semantic meaning to that connection, and figure out a ranking algorithm to show the most relevant documents first is as robust as possible.
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Where I'm so burned out I just wrote and made a list of things to do
Alright, just about done with the next batch of updates for Republic Acts. I know that this batch really took quite a while to complete. I tried to complete it all before the new year but I just needed more time. What can I say except that the holidays got in the way and I was feeling a bit burned out on working on the site relaunch and all the editorial work so I took a day off here and there.
Some More Lessons to Learn From My Fail
Ever since I was working on the Corpus Juris redesign, I had been both anticipating and dreading the moment when I would flip the switch from the old site to the new one. Anticipating because, of course, it’s exciting to launch a site! Dreading because I was afraid of the inevitable dip in Google rankings for my pages. All the old URLs would no longer work with the new site. 301 redirects would help alleviate some of the pain but it wouldn’t be a perfect solution. It’s well known in the SEO world that 301s don’t exactly capture the whole value of a link in one’s favor.
Slightly Less Useless to Read This Entry
Useless to Read This Entry
At the very heart of Corpus Juris is an idea, an ideal view of how easy it should be to find a legal text. There’s a few obvious places to look for on the web when you’re looking for laws or jurisprudence. Of course there’s the official websites of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Then you have gov.ph and the Official Gazette. Then there’s the unofficial sources, LawPhil at the forefront of them. For offline CD-based access you have CD Asia’s Lex Libris. But none of them look good to me. They’re all made of an ugly, unsightly mess. Why? Because there’s no one there who cares about the presentation of the written word. No one on their IT department cares about things like proper typography or good web design. None of the aforementioned entities, I believe, care as much as I do at presenting this huge wealth of information to the public in a manner appropriate to the medium they are presenting it in.
Last week, I began the migration of both the Corpus Juris website and the Santos Estrella website to new web servers. Due to conflicts in my personal schedule I had to focus on getting Corpus Juris up and running as soon as possible while delaying work on my own personal site and experimental web projects.
My midterms for the first semester were finally completed yesterday and I am beat. Having only 5 to 6 hours of sleep for over a week really takes a toll on you. I very nearly look like one of those zombies in Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Very, very, uncool. Anyway, the exams went pretty well, I’d say. Nothing as downright impossible or as walk-in-the-park as the ones I took before. Let’s just hope that I’m not just being too over-confident this time. I’ll post updates on the results as soon as our exam booklets are returned.