Ian W. Scott | March 30, 2012

The past year has seen both excitement and frustration behind the scenes of the OCP. Although we were able to roll out this improved user interface for the site, there have been continuing bugs that have meant some people have had trouble viewing certain texts (or sections of text). An update then broke the registration and login system. I apologize for the frustration that all of this has undoubtedly caused. This has meant that my energy as General Editor has continued to be focused on platform development and the release of several texts has been delayed.

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Ian W. Scott | January 24, 2011

Today is an exciting day as we finally go live with the new publishing platform for the OCP. As per Murphy's Law, there are still a few bugs in the system, so bear with us while we work them out. You may also notice that the last of the OCP documents are still being migrated over from the old system. This should be completed in the next couple of days. Thanks for bearing with us. The expanded functionality of this new platform will make these brief growing pains worthwhile, and I'll explain some of these changes here in the days to come.

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Ian W. Scott | November 22, 2010

I may be the last person on earth who does not own a cell-phone. So I had never tried to browse the new OCP site with a mobile device until a friend here at the SBL conference in Atlanta showed it to me on his Windows Mobile phone. Ouch! I had no idea that mobile browsers (in this case Opera Mobile 9 and 10) rendered the style declarations of a web-page so differently than desktop browsers do. So it looks like I'll be designing a separate stylesheet for mobile platforms, though here too browsers seem to be moving toward better and better support for web standards.

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Ian W. Scott | November 18, 2010

One of the big problems with web publication of ancient texts has always been font support. If the user doesn't have the proper font, she won't see the proper Greek (or Hebrew, or Syriac) characters. She's left wondering why the site creators included empty boxes and other garbage characters in the text. This problem has been hugely eased by the advent of unicode fonts.

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Ian W. Scott | October 12, 2010

Today saw the introduction of a new feature on the front page of the OCP web-site: a development roadmap. At the moment this includes only a few of the most immediate development goals, but this will grow to offer a comprehensive look at our plans for the growth and improvement of the OCP. Both new textual work and improvements to the web interface will be included.

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Ian W. Scott | August 16, 2010

The development of the new OCP site and interface continues. The online text-editing interface is now up and running in basic form. This will mean that those of you who help to edit OCP text will be able to work on them directly on this site, without having to worry about special document formats or XML. I am continuing to tweak the user-interface to try and strike on the best use of screen-space that will be flexible enough for both large desktop monitors and small netbooks or iPads.

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Ian W. Scott | March 13, 2010

The Online Critical Pseudepigrapha is entering an exciting new phase in its growth and development. These changes revolve around the new site currently under heavy development at http://ocp.tyndale.ca. Yet the new site is more than just a face lift. The changes in the reader interface will allow faster, more dynamic comparison of texts.

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Ian W. Scott | November 26, 2009

If you have found this site you know that the Online Critical Pseudepigrapha is undergoing a facelift. We are migrating the project to a new web-platform (Drupal), and along with it we have a new look. More exciting, though, are the changes that the new platform will bring "under the hood." We'll keep you updated here as the new functionality (and new texts) begins to be rolled out for public use.

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