When your website is made up of nearly 15,000 news articles, over 2,000 static pages, hundreds more dynamic pages, all of them interlinked, some upkeep is required. Rarely-viewed content that looked fine in Internet Explorer 4.0 may not render as elegantly in modern, standards-abiding browsers. Reorganizing that one section may have broken some of the crosslinks from another section. This is a super-condensed overview of some of the fixes and improvements that we've made since last year's anniversary. Much of this was behind-the-scenes work that won't be immediately noticeable to visitors, but will hopefully result in a better overall experience.
Improved styling of the Games and Universe flyout menus.
Dozens of articles and other pages converted to the new layout.
Multitude of minor tweaks to navigational elements and page templates.
Additional metadata to improve visual appearance when sharing CIC updates on social media.
Mandatory HTTPS for the CIC website, optional HTTPS for SolSector hosted sites.
New search engine for news archives, quick search box improvements.
Hundreds of news updates, ships pages and game guides edited to fix broken links, malformed HTML and misspellings.