Petestack Update History 2001
|15 October 2001
||More sailing photos (mostly 2001 crew shots).
|3 October 2001
||‘Pete Stack’ JPEG (Peat Stacks Page) replaced by transparent PNG. So the file size is bigger, but it looks much better against the page background except in browsers like Netscape 4.x that don’t display transparency in PNGs.
|25 March 2001
||New Art and ‘Xart’ Gallery including graphics created with Xara X and drawings and paintings from my younger days. My existing Picture Gallery has been renamed the ‘Photo Gallery’ to avoid confusion!
|19 March 2001
||The Java applets have been restored (after testing with various machines and browsers) to my sailing home page, but I hope someone will tell me if they ever create any problems!
|1 March 2001
||Still playing about with technicalities (a nice new version of the ‘What’s New’ GIF to link you back here)!
Apologies for concentrating more on technical improvements than content through January and February (just ignore anything that comes over as gobbledegook), but a leaner, meaner site has to be a better framework for both existing and future content!
|27 February 2001
||Some modifications to my frames policy and stuff about web design.
|25 February 2001
||Most of the icons converted to transparent PNGs (which don’t appear transparent in Netscape 4!), and site map now linked from every page.
|20 February 2001
||Petelink page (side bar content) modified slightly for better appearance in some browsers, and all remaining comments about browser compatibility and HTML from the bottom of my home page moved to a more appropriate place.
|16 February 2001
||Improved style sheet implementation making more use of class attribute for paragraphs, spans and divisions. Shouldn’t really affect appearance except for cached versions of the following pages, which should be updated to work with revised style sheet:
home page, update history 2000, what’s new (here!), site map, scores and recordings, the Mirror Song, sailing home, racing programme, crew form, GBC course charts, Don’t Play Misty, the Great Scottish Drascombe Cruise and Round Shuna report.
|12 February 2001
||A new version of the ‘What’s New’ animated GIF — bigger, bolder and fewer bytes!
|9 February 2001
||Sailing Home Page now has two Java applets, with headlines from YachtsandYachting.com joining the forecast from OnlineWeather.com.
|6 February 2001
||Minor changes to home page and frames policy, and further compression of most JPEGs except thumbnails.
|30 January 2001
|All links to Whisca and Glencoe Boat Club now point to their new URLs at rya-online.net. Further trivial updates (West Highland Week) to racing programme and online crew form.
|29 January 2001
||Amendments to Summer Points Series Courses.
|28 January 2001
||Added a note about the graphics to my useful links for HTML and web design, and fixed the problem with the site map and oversized text in Netscape 4.
|25 January 2001
||Updates (Summer Points Series and West Highland Week) to racing programme and online crew form.
|20 January 2001
||Everything except the ‘Scorch’ pages (which require ‘Netscape style plug-ins’) now validates with the W3C, and some further thoughts about music in general have found their way onto my Music Home Page.
|18 January 2001
||Cut file sizes for all JPEG thumbnails (used for Photo Gallery, Don’t Play Misty, The Great Scottish Drascombe Cruise and the two ‘Scores and Recordings’ icons).
|14 January 2001
||A new site map (accessible from here, my home page and my framed side bar, which has gained a couple of new links and now scrolls for small screens and/or windows).
|13 January 2001
||Improvements to my useful links for HTML and web design (incorporating some further thoughts about this site).
|12 January 2001
||All Scorch pages (for Sibelius scores) reformatted to match the rest of the site and remove tables used purely for page layout purposes. Almost everything else converted to XHTML 1.0 and validated, although I’ve reluctantly shelved a plan to control my background images from separate style sheets because of oddly inconsistent implementation from Netscape 4.x.
|2 January 2001
||One missing italicisation (‘Coll is beaches’) corrected in The Great Scottish Drascombe Cruise article. Trivial, perhaps, but it does make a difference to the way it reads!
|1 January 2001
||Nothing yet, but Happy New Year!
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