I’ve been patiently working on the Geobop family of websites for years, though it’s sometimes hard to tell. It’s simply hard to develop and maintain two dozen websites, while studying web design and programming, engaging in political activism and trying to have a life on the side.
Amazingly, I just managed to publish the most ambitious Geobop upgrade ever. That’s why some Geobop sites may look strikingly better and worse at the same time. They’ve generally been improved, but there are a lot of kinks to be ironed out. Anyway, here’s a brief overview of Upgrade 2011...
All of my websites have been upgraded. However, I decided to focus on my original Big Five flagship sites. GeoWorld and GeoSymbols have long been the most popular Geobop sites, while GeoZoo was scarcely developed, and Politix was little more than a derelict home page.
So I focused especially on Politix. Though the Politix makeover isn’t finished, there’s enough new content to keep you busy for a long time. In fact, some of the new content spilled over to some related websites...
World Factbook + Ben’s Guide
The CIA’s World Factbook is a very popular compendium of data on the world’s nations. Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government is another popular site, designed primarily for children. Both are in the public domain - and in dire need of their own upgrades.
So I incorporated both sites into Geobop - especially GeoWorld, Politix and Great Depression II. It’s another work in progress, but I think you’ll like what you see.
Learn more about My World Factbook and the New Ben’s Guide.
People who think I’m obsessed with politics and Latin music might be surprised to learn that my first love has always been Nature, especially animals. Unfortunately, GeoZoo didn’t received much more than a superficial facelift. However, it’s my next target. In fact, I’m hoping to add a lot more content and features some time between mid=April and May 1.