Sunday, January 31, 2010

A new custom search engine is in the works

For the past week I have been working on the code for a new search engine for our site. It is coming along well but there are still some bugs to work out before we can go live.

This search engine will be a significant improvement over the generic one that is presently online. It will provide you with exact links to the files you are looking for. You will also be able to search by instrument or just by a keyword.

I would say that this kind of project is not for the feint of heart. The number of times I have been left scratching my head and wondering 'Why the heck didn't that work?' But I am sure it will be all worthwhile in the end.

Having a decent search engine is something I consider a necessity for a site like this, so you can be sure that I will not give up until it is perfect.... well, until it is the best I can make it and much better than what we have had up 'till now.

Growing a site like this is a very good challenge. However, one can only attack one issue at a time. If you have any suggestions, please email me from the 'Contact' form on the drop-down menu. Your comments and feedback are always welcome.

All the best,


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Broken Links

This introduces a new feature...

On the download pages is a facility to report broken links (or 'File Not Found' errors). It will take you to the email contact page.

With well over 10,000 files now online, all links being hand coded, there are bound to be some errors. If you would take a minute to let me know about these errors I will be able to fix them very easily.

You help will be much appreciated.

Hope you are enjoying the site and find it very useful.