About jard.co.uk archives 2001
This page is the archived change log for the year 2001, please see the current change log for all recent changes. Note that since these are historical records some links may not work and some information may be out of date.
- Latest changes
A few changes since last update. The Laser 2 Land forums have been upgraded from YaBB 1 Gold to YaBB 1 Gold SP1, which has unfortunately broken the forum activity/summary box that was on the Laser 2 Land front page. I'll have a dig around and see if I can get it working sometime at the beginning of January. Also as a consequence the forum's lost some of it's customisations, they should only take about a minute each to put back in, I've just got to find those few minutes!
Other Laser II pages updated for various minor reasons include the links page, the weather page and the search page, and I'm about halfway through writing an article to start off the tips section.
A couple of the templates modified, to aid quicker navigation and more SiteNavigationBar features added (see 19/10 & 24/10). Also minor update to Laser 2 layout sheet.
Search page added to Laser 2 Land, with simple and advanced search options, will also have forum search option.
YaBB have released a new version of the forum software that I'm using, I'll have a test of it and see if it's worth me upgrading this site's forums from YaBB 1 Gold to the new version: YaBB 1 Gold SP1.
Laser 2 Weather script completely rewritten now, it should be faster now and is more international, it'll also be easier to expand once I get round to adding more types of weather to it.
Laser 2 Weather page updated again, default choices now make even more sense and Australia and New Zealand added. Work on the main weather script still ongoing.
Six more countries added to the Laser 2 Land Weather page, that's most of Western Europe covered now. Work on the weather script v1.2 still going on, and hopefully the new version should be online in the next week or two.
Updated RYA links on the Laser 2 links page, as the RYA have reorganized their web site.
Bit behind on updates, I'll try to remember it all. Laser 2 weather page updated with Belgium and the Netherlands.
All jard network sites, and most of jard.co.uk, updated to add "site icons".
Laser 2 Weather page updated, you should now be able to view and search for both British and French weather, and should work as expected now.
Laser 2 Calendars updated, we now have some 2001 Winter & Frostbite series, more 2002 events listed, including the Irish Nationals and even have one 2003 event!
More Thard links added to keep Eddy happy (again, see 11/5/01).
Laser 2 Weather page updated, you should now be able to view and search for French weather (although it's still in testing at the moment, so it might not work quite as expected)!
Even more parts of jard.co.uk and jardmail.co.uk enhanced to use even more of Mozilla's Site Navigation Bar features, the more I play around with this feature the more I love it! If only more sites would use it, it's just so great to have such a consistent interface for so many features that so many sites use! (if you're using Mozilla 0.9.5 and above and you haven't seen the Site Navigation Bar, just click on the "View" menu -> "Show/Hide"-> "Site Navigation Bar"-> "Show Only As Needed").
Details on 2002 Laser 2 Europeans added to Laser 2 site.
Lots of updates to various sections (both here and on jardMail) to enable people using Mozilla's new SiteNavigationBar (in v0.9.5 and above) and other compatible browsers to use their navigation bar on my sites. It's cool features like this and the new tab browser that will help 'normal' people switch over to Mozilla. (Lynx users can also use some of these features and I'm also reliably informed that iCab supports this as well. As a part of the HTML v2 spec it's a wonder more browsers don't use it, really)
Laser 2 Land front page altered to include "mini-board" at-a-glance view of current activity in the forum. As well as a minor change to the forum template, so that it's more obvious in the search results.
Minor style sheet updates to site sections.
New site section nearly ready now.
Email submission CGI scripts and HTML forms amended to secure them against being used as anonymous mailers.
Laser 2 calendar updated, and 2002 calendar started.
jard Scripts placeholder type page put up, with coming soon type preview thang.
Made a minor change to all of the CGI form mail scripts, to automagically add some context to the subject line.
Updated META tags on Laser 2 site (Description on INDEX and BOARD, and ROBOTS set to FOLLOW on BOARD). Updated NOFRAMES link on board.html, as spotted it doesn't work any more.
Incorporated changes from: Things to Take into Account When Moving to Standards-Compliant HTML and CSS Authoring into Laser 2 site, hopefully this should resolve problems with Linux browsers. Web forums now display properly with loose DTD set, and almost validate :-) any remaining validation problems are YaBB's not mine!
Various minor updates over the last week or two, all slowed down by the arrival my new PC and subsequent installs of games and Linux!
Anyway various updates to the background of the Laser 2 forums, (re)applied patches to the source to correct colour bug in YaBB1 Gold Release, updated language files and (most noticeably) changed the template around, so there's a separate floating menu now!
Updated weather script, now gives compass direction for wind.
Laser 2 Calendar updated to reflect changes to date of Saltash Open, also links updated to use tracker script.
Easytracker v1.0a in secret testing on the site.
Plans are to create a scripts section on the jard site, for downloading of useful scripts written by moi.
Have quite a few updates to the Gnome site sitting at home, must upload soon, especially as lots of people have emailed him lately.
JimTracker v1.0 online on the Laser 2 Land links page.
Easytracker v1.0 (a customized version of Jimtracker) donated to the Dotdragnet community's script downloads section.
JimLinktracker perl script in testing on the Laser 2 links page.
Minor typographical errors on Laser Two Land home page corrected.
Mini Laser 2 silhouette image added to top right of all pages, and L2 Flash mouseover added to main nav menu in Laser Two section.
Live weather reports now available on the Laser 2 page, here. The systems currently still in testing and will be expanded to cover more of the world and give more detailed reports.
Minor additions to Laser 2 calendar.
Laser 2 live weather reports page nearly ready for prime time.
Added 'Other places you might find me' section to the links page, and added links to .dragnet and .Net forums, as well as my own forums at the Laser 2 Land.
A few changes to the Laser 2 Land Forum template, to make it fit in better with the rest of the site, facilitate losing the frame (which is beginning to annoy me :-p ).
Laser 2 Land Forum upgraded to YaBB 1 Gold Final release. Laser 2 Land weather reports and 'mini-board' both in final testing and development stages, should be live soon.
James' Guestbook page modified to use SSI to pick up client info, after a malicious mail sent by someone about my cousin. Should make it (slightly) easier to identify malicious mailers now. URI of guestbook changed from .html to .shtml to allow this to work, so it's now /james/guestbook.shtml.
OK, the Cadet pre-season dinner pics are now online. At last. There may only be two of them (see the page for technical reasons, basically the-lens-he-be-dirty) but they're corkers, and both animated.
Teaser for Heather's gnome report added.
Updated Gnome competition pages and James Guestbook page to use CGIMail, so that they'll work from any browser.
Dilbert, UserFriendly, YaBB, Mozilla, MozillaZine, Jabber, IT-Direct and click-idis links added to the links page.
jardMail site now fully updated to use SSI, and first v1.2 design now online. Work on v1.3 update starting, and looking around for inspiration for v2.0.
Laser II site calendar updated with more events and links.
After a week of illness I'm back and the updates are going to start rolling in!
Laser 2 calendar updated with Irish Nationals and links to all clubs/events.
In the process of updating jardMail to SSI, about halfway through now.
Added another link to Ed's MSN site to stop him moaning. You've got two links now. That's one more than anyone else. Happy?
Updated "And Finally..." site, so that anyone using a lame web browser that can't even handle fixed positioning (like MS IE) can now see it properly.
The Cadet Dinner pages are coming soon (promise), in the meantime have a look the Cadet pages on the MYC site which have actually been updated in the last few days and will have another update in the next few days.
- 22/4/01 (about 1:00am)
Laser 2 Land's discussion board now online. Next time I'm online at a more sociable hour, I'll start promoting it, and hopefully start getting a few visitors!
(now 2:45am) <Victor Meldrew Voice>I don't believe it!</Victor Meldrew Voice> A quick look at YaBB's site and they've only gone and released a new version on me already (now YaBB1Gb7). I'll have a better look at some more sociable hour and see if it's worth upgrading to. Right now it's bed time as I'm out on safety boating on the RIB tomorrow morning.
Laser 2 Land (note new name) pages now pretty much finished.
MYC Cadet's pages are about an hour's work away from being finished, I've just got to find that hour!
jardMail's been seriously neglected lately, so I'm making a promise to myself to get three or four new pages on there this week.
Added link to Ed's MSN Community site to the site links page.
Loads more done to the Laser 2 pages, can't be bothered to list it here but it should all be up for the weekend.
Oh and the MYC Cadets pages should be up by then as well if I can borrow a modem off someone :-)
Major changes to the Laser 2 site, lots of server side scripting, server side includes and server side forms implemented. New layout and design coming on nicely. Bulletin Board and Calendar are still in testing and the main page still needs to be split up. It should all have a more coherent and consistent look and feel now.
Oh, and forgot to mention that the Hoo Freezer pictures went up last week.
The site revamps are moving on very nicely. I'm trying out some new bulletin board software on the Laser 2 site, which seems to be going pretty well. If anyone wants to help me test it drop me an email, SMS, ICQ or AIM and I'll give you the address.
Oh and I'll put the Hoo Freezer 2001 pics and scans in the photo album soon, probably tomorrow.
All jard domains upgraded to give CGI support. More to follow.
New menu system premiering on the And Finally... site, unfortunately Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x doesn't support CSS 1 or 2 properly, so it looks a bit of a mess in IE, but if you're using a decent standards compliant browser then it looks great. Feel free to write a letter to Bill Gates and tell him to get his arse in gear. In the mean time I'll try and make a version that works in IE, but it's not going to be as neat or elegant and I won't be very happy about it!
Site updates have been a bit sparse lately, don't worry lots of updates are coming to all of the jard Network sites in the next few days, including the MYC Cadets pages.
Oh, and in a bit of blatant band-wagon jumping AYB has arrived on the site, but to keep in the spirit of things it's been hidden around the site.
Gnomegnapping page finished and low source version of page uploaded.
Various small style sheet fixes.
Text labels added to Gnomegnapping page.
What a great date!
Gnomegnapping site updated
Testpage updated for UA string
First draft of pictures from the Gnome's Gnomegnapping online at the Gnome's pages. Popups need proper sizing and pictures need tidying up.
More additions to the 2000 sailing gallery (in the Medway Dinghy Regatta section).
Added Fairysoft Mike's entries to the Gnome's caption compo. Mike's sent me loads of photos from when the Gnome was Gnomegnapped, so I'll be scanning those in and posting them soon.
Added Your Sailing Link to Laser 2 links page.
Happy New Year!
Minor Style Sheet and presentational changes.
- Pre 2001 (archived changes and comments)
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