I've just been pressured into signing up for a facebook account.
I'm mainly working on the NUS registration system (which is the process you go through to sign up for an NUS card and/or account on UPSU.net) at the moment, but having fried my brain a bit last night working on endless far-from-standard user flow/interaction diagrams (and having had a visit from Portsmouth's enterprising social underclass to give me a sleepless night*), I decided to tie up a couple more loose-ends on the site today.
More boring non-news from the coal-face at the heart of the UPSU website. Or something...
First up, our SEF URL system - which lets us use URLs like "www.upsu.net/sociallife" instead of "www.upsu.net/index.php?option= com_content &task=view&Itemid= 123&id=blahblahblah... - has been fairly extensively hacked about, so we can now create pages with whatever URL we like, on the fly, and we can also go back and change the URL of existing pages.
Another amazingly dull post coming up... ;o)
I've been tweaking the code that decides what the URL is for the pages on the site. The changes aren't finished yet, but it should mean shorter, easier-to-remember URLs to find your way around the site, and Google & chums should be able to do a better job of indexing the site, which isn't too bad an idea either.
I'm going to be re-jigging the URLs used by the diary system over the next few hours, so please bear with us if none of the links seem to work properly! Test edit