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Remodeling RocketReviews.com

RocketReviews.com is currently going through an update to make the pages more responsive and the site easier to use. This latest remodeling effort is the third or fourth time that I have tried to make a major change to the way that the web site looks and acts. All the previous efforts involved rewriting the code for the site from scratch. All of the previous efforts failed when I realized just how overwhelming huge the task of rewriting all of the code and importing the existing data would be.

This time, instead of recreating all of the code for the web site, I am rewriting sections of Rocketreviews.com from the inside out. By keeping the existing infrastructure of the site, all of the existing features will continue to work as I update the site and add new features and there is no need to import all of the existing information into a new site.

There

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Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

RocketReviews.com’s Featured Rocketry Blog Posts page list posts selected from rocketry blogs that are especially interesting. The page displays summaries of featured posts with links to read the entire post or to view a list of related posts. The Featured Rocketry Blog Posts page gathers the best of the rocketry blogs in one place.

Printable Flight Logs

You can now download and print a flight log for each rocket in your “Rocket Gallery.” The flight logs are intended to be printed on standard 8.5 x 11″ paper which can be hole-punched to store in a notebook. The flight logs include a summary of the flights already entered and space to record additional flights.

To print a flight log, log into RocketReviews.com then select “My Rockets” from the “My Account” menu. Choose a rocket from the list of rockets in your gallery and click on its title. Look in the “What You Can Do” section for links to “Print This Rocket’s Flight Log” and “Print a Blank Flight Log for this Rocket.”

The first option generates a downloadable flight log with summaries of the flights already recorded for the rocket and blank entries that you can fill in on-site when launching the rocket. The second option creates a log with just blank entries.

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RocketReviews.com is Back!

A few days ago, the server on which RocketReviews.com and other sites are hosted crashed. Since I was already in the process of moving to a new server, I decided it was better to get RocketReviews.com working on the new server than to give CPR to the old server.

The new server is a dedicated computer which is much faster than the old one. It also runs newer versions of the web server, database, and other software. This made it challenging to transfer RocketReviews.com to the new server. But, after a few days with little sleep, I have RocketReviews.com up and running on the new server.

Since moving the site to the new server, a few problems have been discovered and corrected. For example, some people were having a problem logging in over the past few days. But, I think I’ve fixed that and most of the other problems.

If you have any problems using

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