GTA Forums Archive (17th March 2006)

Illspirit asked me to make some forum archive mockups a few days ago and progress has been excellent. The archiving system was announced in June 2005. We expect it will take a few months before the system is fully operational and ready for members to use.

The stylesheet for the mockups has been produced using relative units for everything, so the whole page will adjust to user preferences for viewport width and text size. The markup is structurally meaningful, improving its performance in search engines and limited devices like mobile phones. There’s a few more container elements than I’d like but they make the layout much more reliable.

A logo for it is being made by illspirit. He is also writing the PHP backend code which will construct these pages from the archive database.