As part of our current efforts to completely rebuild our web properties, Puppycide Database Project has made numerous major changes to our blog. Thank you for bearing with us as we've been working on the site.

Among some of the new features that you can now take advantage of:

  • We have enabled the ability to post public comments using a Facebook account at the bottom of each blog post.
  • Articles can now be searched by keyword. Click on the magnifying glass icon at the top-right corner of the web page to begin searching.
  • It's now easier to share blog posts using your favorite social media site, with share links in both summary cards and beneath the full titles of articles.
  • The navigation structure has been rebuilt to make it easier to quickly browse posts and to provide responsive compatibility to a wider array of mobile devices and tablets.
  • While all of the posts that we have published over the years remain available at the same URL they have always been, you can now reach our blog and all of its resources using our new .org top level domain.

We've made even more changes to the back-end of the site. For the security of both our users and volunteers, our blog now provides the same SSL encryption that our primary website offers. The blog update coincides with a complete migration of the server software hosting the website, from Apache to the more high-performance web server platform Nginx. All of the prerequisite applications that our blog depends on has been updated. Everything has been reviewed and switched to the latest stable version available, from the blogging software that we use (Ghost) to the package management application that keeps all of the components needed for our blog (we switched from NPM to Yarn).

Please be sure to let us know if you have any ideas about how we can continue to improve the site. The upgrade of our blog is only the beginning of our planned redesign; next on the agenda is completely rebuilding our much larger main website. Be sure to stay tuned for the release of new features and changes that will make it easier to submit new information to our database and take advantage of the research we have compiled to date.