I have just found that there is a blog feature in the drupal system so maybe this will be a good way to provide an update of how the site is developing. So far it has been a bit of a solo activity, nearly a hundred users have joined but they have not posted anythnig much - maybe becuase the system is hard to understand?
Also, I should acknowledge that I have had some really useful help on the site from a volunteer, Jo Conle, who both copy edited the descritions I had posted and added all the black and white LM images - culled from the chapter in the Bown (1998) Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy book. Sh has left now for a job in Australia but I m very grateful for the work she did.
More recently I have spent a bit of time adding SEM images to the site. I raided my collection of SEM images of Neogene nannofossils to add about 100 images to the site. Most of these images were taken in the course of collaborative projects with other workers incldng Attila Fogarasi (Bekelithella), Ines Galovic (Noelaerhabdus), Daniela Crudeli and Hanno Kinkel (diverse nannofossils from mid Pliocene Caribbean samples fom leg 1004), Jackie Lees and Paul Bown (nannofractions project using samples from Ceara Rise).
Adding SEM images really highlights problems with taxonomy, even more than adding LM images does, and I have made some changes to the menu structure reflecting this. Also I found that menu hints can be added so I have added explantions to the main entries.
Finally, a little while a go I added the Helicosphara drawings of Theodoridis (1984) to the site. If youlike the drawings I also reccomend the book, and if anyone reading this knows a contact address for Spyros please let me know.