It’s been a long time coming, but Blackpowdermag has a new look!
For some time we have considered revamping Blackpowdermag, and when a group of files were corrupted, we changed to a WordPress authoring system. The result is a new, fresh-looking format that reads well on smart phones and tablets, as well as computers. We are especially pleased with this improvement that was made possible by WordPress.
We also will connect with a Blackpowdermag Facebook page. We envision notifications on Facebook with the appearance of new articles and photos on blackpowdermag.com.
Dealing with the damaged files and articles presented some challenges. Upper most in my mind was to prevent the loss of important experiments and the articles that reported the findings. Since the site’s materials came from a variety of sources, different solutions were used. The result is that all the MuzzleBlasts articles are back, looking better than ever. Other experiments have been saved as well. The slow-motion videos of 80+ flintlocks are back. Photo galleries are organized with material from Friendship, Conner Prairie, CLA, and Dixon’s Gun Fair. And, as I write this, the taped interviews of gun makers are being finished up.
Much of the credit for the new, revised Blackpowdermag belongs to my son, Kevin. Kevin has extensive experience in internet commerce, currently employed by Bloomreach, a premier Internet technology company. Without his help, I’m afraid this site would have simply faded away.