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The history of BMW Heaven: 1999 - 2005 - bmhvn v4.0 and thanks to...

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After not having a BMW website for a long time, I decided it was time for a come-back. I began working on the newest version of bmhvn in october 2004, after returning from the greatest trip of my life. I decided that I wanted a CMS again, but one that was a lot safer then phpNuke, and with an easier administration section. After a few tips from Jeff (Seabrook) I looked into Mambo CMS (also known as MOS), and came to the decision that I wanted it for my new site. I began building from scratch, which was a lot of work, but it was really worth it. I integrated CMS, forum and gallery in one site, and sadly had to leave the forum (because I wanted to give my visitors one fully integrated website, and not 2 seperate parts). It took me from october 2004 until july 2005 to build a whole new site, while also moving out of my parents' place and beginning a new study in Utrecht. Joren helped me again with the design. Both Jeff and Terry were a great mental support, so that bmhvn v4.0 would finally see the light! On august 8th 2005 it was finally going through, after moving to a new server (at ipowerweb) the newest bmhvn went online, and it's going pretty fine until now. Having a specification database which contains specs for almost 500 BMW's, a forum, a huge gallery (almost 3000 pictures/movies) and information about a lot of BMW's models of the last 30 years. News is added to the site as soon as possible, and information popups give registered users a lot of information, without it being annoying. Problem is that didn't survive the server move, and Jeff just hasn't got enough time to get it back on track (which I deeply regret).

bmw heaven - the bmw knowledge base / (hosted at / v4.0

Thanks go out to...
everybody who has put their time into helping me with this site
everybody who has visited this site over the last 6 years
and especially Jeff Seabrook, Terry Lee and Joren Scharn for always listening to my annoying things, and just being on the world!

I hope you enjoyed reading this, I surely enjoyed writing it.
Please use the "discuss"-button below to comment on this article in the forum, I would love to hear your stories about this website, how long you have been with bmhvn, and maybe what you can do for it in the future!

Your favourite webmaster, Ilir Dibrani, reporting from Utrecht, The Netherlands (October 19th, 2005).

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 November 2005 18:05  
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