by Matthew Bacon
Every month, I try to
take the opportunity to surf the internet in search
of new and interesting Atari web sites. This month,
my search led me to http://atari-source.com, an Atari
web portal run by MyAtari reader Mark Duckworth.
The site is powered by
the popular PostNuke (php based) web portal and sports
a rather funky - yet intuitive - design. Atari-Source.com
(originally launched about a year ago by Noah Silva)
was re-vamped by Mark in December 2001 and already features
a great wealth of content.
logo sits prominently at the top of every page, under
which links to the eight main sections of the site appear.
The rest of the page is split into three columns.
The left column contains
links to the various sections of the site, including;
Articles, Downloads, News, Reviews and Topics. The central
column contains the breaking scene news stories which
have been submitted by the sites webmaster or members.
If a particular news article takes your interest, you
can read the full story by simply following the link
provided. The right column contains a regularly updated
survey for visitors to take part in, as well as links
to past news articles and news currently featured at
the Atari Users Network.
Upon delving further
into the site, I came across some rather cool and interesting
- Articles entitled...
- The problems
with Free software... A different perspective
- The great hardware
- STiNG versus
STiK2 versus iConnect versus MiNTnet versus
- Noah Silva's
- Minimalist Guide
to a Falcon Tower Case
- What are GEM
As a result, one critism
I have of Atari-Source.com is that Mark has - for some
unknown reason - chosen not to more widely promote the
sites fantastic contents. If you've got it, flaunt it!
Consequently, many Atari enthusiasts that visit Atari-Source.com
for its up-to-date news could be missing out on the
sites articles and reviews.
So, is Atari-Source.com
worth bookmarking? Sure. Atari-Source.com is regularly
updated with the latest scene news and gossip and deserves
the support of the on-line Atari community. The next
time you are surfing the web, I strongly recommend that
you drop by http://atari-source.com and see what all the fuss is
http://atari-source.com or http://pikachu.atari-source.com
(yet intuitive) design
updated scene news and gossip
have to register before
you can submit news
much cool content is hidden
from the casual visitor
is used which limits CAB
users from making the most
of the site.