Last year we started a tradition here on Webvision of summarizing some statistics of traffic to Webvision to give you some idea of who the users and visitors are. While 2011 was a year of major infrastructure change to Webvision with a complete replacement of the database backend and a move to hosting with a WordPress based platform, 2012 was a year of steady growth, updates to many existing chapters and the addition of 2 new chapters on Retinal Ganglion Cell Dendritic Structure And Synaptic Connections by Ning Tian, and Glycine Receptor Diversity in the Mammalian Retina by Silke Haverkamp and a chapter on Visual Evoked Potentials by Don Creel.
2011 was a big year for Webvision. We moved servers to a new MacPro, served up one million pages, underwent a major redesign in April by moving the database onto WordPress platform, and started the blog portion of Webvision in addition to the traditional chapter content that has made us so popular.
Webvision has just been voted First Place in the TOP 10 Websites in Vision Research and Ophthalmology. Second place went to the Atlas of Ophthalmology, Third to the National Eye Institute, Fourth to European Vision Institute, Fifth to the Institut de la Vision, Sixth to Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada, Seventh to The Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Eighth went to Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image, Portugal (AIBILI), Ninth went to the International Council of Ophthalmology and Tenth Place went to RETNET.
Welcome to the rebirth of Webvision. Webvision is perhaps the very first online textbook on the Internet. Webvision was originally conceptualized by Dr. Helga Kolb with the assistance of Trish Goede and Eduardo Fernandez who implemented and hand coded the html. Helga’s good friends, Drs. Ralph Nelson and Eduardo Fernandez jumped on board to help with its continued…