Cmo said recently that the front page needs a bit more oomph (I agree) and why not make it more exciting. Well, I can easily add stuff to the front page (or anywhere really) using basic free stuff from around the web. But thats not very dynamic - by dynamic I mean instead of me snuffling about in some supersekrit boss-fish area and adding all the files etc to the css/html by hand the users should be able to add stuff.
Other issues are:
LeeFish is NOT a fixed width layout (otherwise there are crying sounds that the page is small waaahhhh).
This means just bunging a slider in from jQuery or something is not gonna look very pretty as they require fixed width and links to the <img src> refs - and all our data is in the database and served up dynamically via php. (see above)
We are on a shared server (very small data storage, server shared with like 5000 other sites...) so I need to find solutions that fit in our space/bandwidth limitations.
I found this neat article: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/...base-load/
I will check it out.
Um yes well, I have to do it all - its ok, I like it, but this means it all takes time, especially if I am making sims stuff, rebuilding home pages and generally having a life.
Will take time, but I AM working on it.