It is hard to believe that we have two years under our belt at Open the Dragon Gate now, but that’s the reality, and with that we have to keep moving forward.
So as you can see we are now on the third iteration of the website and I hope that you will agree that it is bigger and better than ever before. I was looking at the main objectives of the website and it was clear that the videos, which were the main draw, were not being showcased enough. Also, I want the site to be a bit more comprehensive in the information it provides.
To that end I have been working on redoing the roster pages quite extensively. Unfortunately, due to the amount of work involved I wasn’t able to complete many during the downtime so I will be updating these a few at a time. I’ll be sure to call out when there is new content so you don’t need to keep checking though. For now Masato Yoshino, K-ness., Taku Iwasa and Dr Muscle are the only fully complete pages.
The site isn’t fully complete yet however. There are quite a few issues, both large and small I intend to get figured out. They can range from older posts not yet updated to the new format, to some things just missing content. I had planned to have it all up and complete before relaunching but it was really all just too much work for one person to do alone in a short space of time, and the site was down too long already. So it will be an ongoing process for now I’m afraid.
So you’re probably thinking to yourself right now, this is all too good to be true. “What can I do to help out?”. Well the first thing is just be commenting. Letting me know you’re out there, what you like and what you don’t helps keep the motivation up. But also you will notice the Share buttons at the bottom of each page. Whether you Tweet, Digg or just want to Facebook (is there a verb for that?) us, it would be greatly appreciated. Anything you can do to spread the word and bring in new people is a real help. Also clicking on the banners (when they come back) will also be fantastic.
Anyway, feel free to sit back and put your feet up. There are marshmallows on the table and I’ve just put a fresh log on the fire. Open the Dragon Gate version 3… START.