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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finally a Satisfactory Index of My Database and Our Website

Since 2005 when I began writing the timeline that evolved into From Cave Paintings to the Internet, it has been my dream to find a way to index the database and our website comprehensively. Thanks to Jessica Gore, the designer of the database and my entire website, we finally have a satisfactory and complete up-to-date index of the database (currently 2852 pages) and our overall website (just under 6000 pages).

What Jessica installed and customized is a Picosearch Premium search engine from picosearch.com. Check it out! The database is now sufficiently large, and the index so thorough, that you may find yourself refining your search in order to get the specific information you are looking for. In any case, if the information is in the database, I am finally confident that our search engine will find it for you.

posted by Jeremy Norman @ 4:42 PM   19 Comments

The Thematic Outline View of My Database

With 2852 entries as of this writing, From Cave Paintings to the Internet would probably equate to around a 1500 page book, though I think it is much more useful than any printed book could be. Some of its 84 themes consist of over 300 annotated entries, which might be a bit much to run through unless you have plenty of time and serious interest.

To make it easier to get a quick overview of all the themes we developed the Thematic Outline View --a brief chronological outline of all the entries. You can run your eyes over that view, and if you want to read more it is just a matter of clicking on the hyperlink to see the full database entry.

posted by Jeremy Norman @ 4:28 PM   61 Comments

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