I'm pleased to announce that a effective the 01 Jan 1999 Bob Fitterman,
Robbie, and I have started a major upgrade to the look and feel of the
MMD Website. The MMD home page is greatly simplified and navigation
from one part of the Website to another has been made much more
intuitive. Please take a moment to browse the new Website and learn
about some of the new features. Here's a partial list:
* Each page will have a navigation bar at the top providing
direct links to the major sections of the MMD Website.
Each section is color coded. Although the page layout
has some of the features of Websites done using "frames",
this has been done without frames and should work with
most browsers, including WebTV.
* Each page will have a "How I got here" list. For instance
MMD -> Archives -> December 1998 -> 1998.12.02 -> 03
Working from right to left, it means you are looking ate the
3rd article of the Digest for December 02, 1998, which was
accessed through the Archive page for December 1998, which
was accessed from the main Archives section, which was
accessed from the MMD home page. Each of the items above
is a hot link so you can jump easily backwards to a more
general part of the Website.
* Where appropriate, there will be "Next" and Previous" links
so you can go to the next article, or day's index.
* Within the Archives there are many references that are
turned into links by Bob's program. Links to Websites
in articles become hot links so you can just click on
them. The same is true for e-mail addresses (although
you may have to manuall remove the .geentroep from
the e-mail name).
* Within the Archives there are extra links within each
article display taking you to appropriate places in the
* There is now a calendar of upcoming Mechanical Music events.
The list is currently heavily weighted with MBSI events, but
all other scheduled events of interest will be placed in
the list if we can get the information in time.
* There's lots more, and there's more to come. Robbie's retired
now, so he'll be doing a lot more for the Website, including
researching and generating new content (articles, pictures,
audio recordings, etc).
Please check the new Website out: http://mmd.foxtail.com/
Happy New Year!