David Livingston plans a major upgrade to the The Space Show website. An Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign is underway for the non-profit organization to support the modernization plan for the website. The site www.SupportTheSpaceshow.com offers additional details.
Here’s a video from David and Spencer Austin-Martin, who will lead the website revamp:
From the Indiegogo campaign page:
To bring The Space Show into the modern age we first have to acknowledge its current limitations. Built in the early 2000s, the current Space Show website offers very limited search capabilities that involve a two step process of a key word search on a static page followed by manually looking up the show via a chronological search function. Furthermore, only about 1/3 of the shows have key words none which are not a searchable part of our database. The current platform is also ill suited for the modern internet age where users are accessing the site from many different kinds devices including smartphones and tablets.
Our plan is to move The Space Show onto Drupal, an advanced Content Management System used by major media, businesses and institutions from the Economist and SpaceX to NASA and many major universities. Leveraging the power of Drupal, The Space Show will become sustainable, scalable, and upgradable. Listeners will also benefit from a responsive layout that will display properly on smart phones, tablets, PCs, and laptops regardless of the operating system. Behind the scenes there will be search engine optimization and users will benefit from a constantly updated and fresh content display which will enable fully searchable access to The Space Show’s treasury of information.