Hi there everyone!
Since the last big site update was in 2014 it means that quite a lot of stuff on PixelProspector.com is somewhat outdated now… and therefore some proper update is needed. In order to get the site back into shape there are 3 main areas that will be tackled:
1. Content Update:
All the old outdated articles/lists will be updated and some relevant new articles will be added.
2. Design Update:
The information architecture of the site will be improved. That way the site will be more accessible and easier to navigate. Additionally some new illustrations and design elements will be added as well.
3. Technical Update:
The plan is to migrate PixelProspector.com (which is a selfhosted WordPress site) to a static site. Mainly due to 3 reasons: performance, security and cost. A static site is much faster and much more secure than a WordPress site… and since it requires much less resources the hosting bill is also noticeable smaller. Oh and I will also install SSL since it is pretty much standard nowadays and easier to implement than several years ago. Especially due to the free SSL Certificates offered by letsencrypt.org.
The update will be rolled out in July 2019 at the latest (PP’s 10th anniversary) but chances are that it will be finished somewhat earlier (Q1/2019-Q2/2019). On launch there will also be a follow up post with a proper changelog.
Moreover as soon as PixelProspector.com is properly updated other PP sideprojects (PixelArtus.com, PlatformerPower.com, VideoGameCaster.com, VideoGameJournaliser.com) will be updated as well.