A relaunched New Zealand electronic dance community website, created by a local technical architect, is claiming 50,000 hits a month including many from overseas.
Creator Lukas Svoboda, who works for Advantage Group, says he created Lucidworks as an exercise to test web technologies XML and XSL under Windows. He put it together using the ISAPI technology built into Borland Delphi, which he describes as "the most kick arse RAD development tool in the world". It is hosted using Windows 2000, but Svoboda says on the site that all code can be easily ported to Linux. The site, relaunched several months ago, took a month in Svoboda's spare time.
Svoboda, 25, says he writes music and has been in the club scene since the early 1990s. He wanted to give his site a more "underground" feel and support music, saying other similar sites are more club-focused.
The site features news, listings, radio, music reviews, features, listings and links to related sites.