In order to celebrate our 20 years of presence on the web (2000 - 2020) we are offering to you an entirely new website.
We've made a jump in technology, moving from a craft website to a site built with WordPress, and to a web hosting based on a dedicated Virtual Private Server, not shared anymore with hundreds - if not thousands - of other sites.
At present we have migrated the existing contents and such conversion has been extremely time-consuming, much more than we could ever expect: we are talking about hundreds of hours of two people - me and a friend developer from remote - partly spent in many calls via Hangouts/Telegram/Slack, infinite lines of chat, tickets, documents.
We took the opportunity from this migration to eliminate some obsolete pages, to update some contents and to review some navigation paths. Finally, an efficient Italian to English language management system has been added.
The choice of WordPress was not only dictated by a need for modernity, ease of updating and consistency, but above all by the idea that it will be easier to delegate the update of the various pages of the site, making this process finally faster.
Now that this troublesome migration has been closed, we can resume the many projects that we've left behind, such as the Database of the European Chrysidids, or the Database of the Types, Authors and Museums, the update of the Bibliographic database, the addition of new travel reports, etc.
Gian Luca Agnoli