Good morning, all. Just a quick note to thank everyone for the good wishes and let you know what the plan is for the next little while.
The near-term focus for Learning WebGL be to:
- Update the Lessons. The lessons are awesome but they are getting a bit long in the tooth. Brandon Jones released a new version of glMatrix a while back, which is not backward-compatible with the version being used in the lessons. I have created a fork of Giles’ original lesson code; it’s untouched for now but I will get going on this as soon as possible. You can view the Github project here.
- Get WebGL Around the Net going again. People find this an invaluable source for recent WebGL happenings. I hope to have the next roundup online tomorrow (Thursday 11-Apr)!
Clearly, those two features are the core of the site today. But beyond those, I am thinking about a couple of enhancements. First, I’d like to add a section that features contributions from outside authors– more in-depth than a simple blog post, along the lines of a short article. Second, I want to look into automated tools for tracking Tweets and other news alerts, maybe visualize them in a fun way. Giles did the initial R&D on a Twitter-scanning system; I am hoping to fortify that.
I also plan to keep WebGL Jobs intact (we are still in the process of moving that server to one of mine), and I am thinking hard about what to do with the WebGL Cookbook. There is some great stuff in there, but the Mediawiki implementation has been spam-prone so Giles had to lock it down until we can figure out a good solution. More on the Cookbook TBD.
If you have thoughts on any of these topics, or are interested in contributing or collaborating, please drop me a note in the comments or email me.