I would like to give some updates on the progress on building out philipdick.com. First, I have been working on pulling all available Philip K. Dick books from Amazon.com for the Works In Print section. I have the Novels and Non Fiction completed, I believe (Please let me know if you see an error.) The Short Story Collections should be done soon and then Secondary Resources section will be tackled. I’m not sure that that section will ever be finished. Oh, and if you have a suggestion for the Fiction Inspired By Philip K. Dick section, please send me them. I put all the ones I knew about in the section.
I have spent some time roughing in the next set of changes that you will see on the site including the sidebar. I have added some items including a PayPal donation box and a site only Google search box I am experimenting with. I expect there may be more changes with the side bar as the site develops and things are moved around. On the site pages, you may find a page with only the section headers on it which is a page that I have laid out what I think should be there but haven’t finished adding it. I hope to have content in all areas soon but the timeline may change. If I don’t feel that I will be able to get content in there soon, I will hide the areas I haven’t gotten to yet. Nothing makes me madder than to follow a link and find nothing there and I don’t want to give that experience to someone else.
Which brings me to my question for the post? I would like to steal/inherit/borrow and otherwise incorporate content from the old site into the new one, the new structure, not just the design but also the menu system. Jason did an excellent job on the old site but I have always felt that the information architecture could have been improved. I thank Jason for sending me a copy of the old site greatly. How do you feel about me taking content from the old site and putting it into the new one? Do you feel it should be left as it is or that the content should be repurposed?