What’s New?

This page lists updates to World Of Spectrum Classic and planned future enhancements / fixes.

Planned updates

This is the pipeline of upcoming changes, in rough chronological order.

30th December 2020

After a long hiatus due to Covid, day jobs, real world and general difficulties, we are pleased to announce a massive set of changes, although to the visitor there won’t be much of a difference (in fact, the site will actually look worse for a time). However, all of the static content is now in a CMS, meaning the task of editing, updating and (hopefully soon) community involvement can now proceed without difficulty.

There have been a few other code updates, general software updates and an audit of a site after the webmaster of WoS claimed that malicious code hosted here was somehow causing their site to be flagged as malware.

Like the rest of the world, we are looking forward to a brighter 2021. Happy new year!

7th August 2020

Loads of broken links have now been fixed! Thank you very much to the kind people at Spectrum Computing for allowing us to hotlink to their assets for newer items that weren’t in the original WoS archives. The plan going forward is for us to provide a mirror for their amazing archive of new material.

Aside from a few bug fixes, we have also re-added Random Seek, so you can know go on your own voyage of discovery for Spectrum titles!

30th July 2020

Launch Day!

In the grand scheme of things, not too many updates on the website, although we have fixed a lot more broken links and replaced the rubbish cookies notice with something a bit more professional.

The big news is that – behind the scenes – we have started moving content into a CMS; the first step to making the site easy to update and to allow more contributors!

More updates will follow, but this is now a great platform or us to move on from. Thank you to everyone who has provided support to us so far!

29th July 2020

There has been a bit of a gap as the WoSC Team have been taking a bit of time off. However, we have now re-added publisher and author links into Infoseek, added a cut-down version of Infoseek Advanced, fixed a few broken image links and made a start on adding a CMS (although that hasn’t been released just yet).

We have re-jigged the to do list as we discover more about the site and plan things out. More updates are to follow very soon as we gear up for our 30th July launch!

15th July 2020

A load of tweaks under the hood to separate out the different types of content and to fix a load more links. A lot of pages have been moved and redirects set up so that external links aren’t broken. A few SEO updates have also been made so that search engines can index the site better.

13th July 2020

After a long delay, the first version of Classic Infoseek is released. You can now search for titles! Many assets are still not available, but the entire 2017 TOSEC has been added, so it’s just a matter of fixing the links.

A lot of behind the scenes work has been done to start converting it into a modern application, and some of the old unused code has been stripped out.

We have also made some tweaks to the home page.

5th July 2020

Add a primitive cookies notice and greater Google Analytics / social media meta tag coverage.

4th July 2020

Typos, content updates and email bug fixed.

3rd July 2020

Launch day!

The site is virtually all static files (apart from the email form), with no search functionality available. The archive can be browsed, although many scans and additional material is unavailable. Most content is present, and with formerly broken images and links (somewhat) fixed.