I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year. I wanted to provide a status update on the Galaxie Blog.

While I have not been blogging lately because I want to dedicate all of my time to development, I have been working like crazy to complete the next major version of the blog, which has been completely overhauled.

The database code has been stripped out and replaced with ColdFusion ORM. This allows the blog to use any modern database, such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySql, etc. Also, the entire administrative section of the site has been rewritten from scratch and will support mobile devices.

It's a mobile-first responsive design and a single-page application built with HTML5. I want to go out into a National Park with nothing more than my camera and phone, take some lovely snapshots, upload images, and create a blog post using nothing but my iPhone.

There are many other significant features, such as incorporating a WYSIWYG editor. I have been creating custom plug-ins for the editor to allow users to upload and edit images, create sophisticated galleries, and link and upload videos—again, using nothing but their phones.

New HTML5 grids have also been incorporated to allow you to find and edit information quickly. All of the new user interfaces are themed, so if you choose a particular theme, it will also be used in the new user interfaces, i.e., the new grids, editors, and image editing tools.

It's also my goal to improve loading performance by using sophisticated caching. I can't promise any release date at this time. I want to make sure that everything is done right. Since I had to overhaul the entire code base, it is an excellent time to revisit some original approaches. I'll try to keep everyone updated during this New Year. Once I am in final testing, I assure you that I will be blogging again.

Thank you for your interest!