Aug 22 2011
I will do something here at some point…
Apr 13 2010
Thought i’d see how many of Google’s “page speed” recommendations I could go about implementing on here. It is very much a work in progress, but there should be some slightly noticeable rendering time improvements to the site (probably actually not noticeable at all if you’re on a super fast connection, or generally don’t pay attention to these things ^^;). The changes so far are as follows:
Stuff still to do:
Things in theory shouldn’t be broken anywhere right now, but i’ve only tested the site in Firefox 3.6, Internet Explorer 8, and the latest beta build of Chrome. If anyone (especially anyone using a browser other than those three) notices a problem then let me know.
Jun 15 2008
After god knows how long, i finally got around to updating the look of this site. New features as follows:
…it’s only taken me 2 months (even though all the work basically only totalled 3 days or so, lol). Glad it’s done though, the galleries look much nicer now.
As far as i’m aware there’s only 2 minor issues at the moment, and they both only affect internet explorer. The first of which wont get fixed anytime soon (if ever)… the grey/black bit on the navigation bar is 1 pixel out next to the part where the buttons end, no idea how to fix this in internet explorer without making it 1 pixel out in other browsers. The 2nd issue is that the buttons appear to be a slightly different shade of grey to the rest of the bar… might have an idea on how to fix it, we’ll see (note: since it all works perfect in Firefox and that’s what i use to view the interwebs then i’m not going to be too bothered about ever fixing it myself). If you really can’t live with an odd pixel then install a decent web browser, lol.
If anyone else notices any problems, let me know, it’s entirely possible i’ve missed glaring errors all over the place, lol.
Apr 01 2008
Moving house this weekend, never done it before, should be interesting (so long as i’m not too hungover from the leaving party for me at work on friday, lol). Moving some 96 miles (155 kilometres) north-ish:
(indicated by the small red arrow to the left of London… map may not be 100% accurate, lol)
And i updated the site to use WordPress 2.5 yesterday. While i have to admit the backend is looking very sleek now (the keyword there being “looking”), i’m somewhat miffed that it seems to have broken image uploading, lol (it took me almost 30 minutes to get that map picture uploaded there, lol), not to mention that the latest version of the photopress plugin just plainly didn’t work at all. Ahh well. When wordpress fixes the 2.5 image uploader i’ll probably migrate the gallery’s away from the photopress plugin and use wordpress’s new internal gallery thing instead anyway.
However… most important at the moment is getting an internet connection that is not as slow as a dead walrus after i have moved… i mean waiting for youtube to buffer wtf?! Damn backwater Middle-England hicks with their crappy telephone lines, anyone’d think it was Wales.
EDIT: image uploader now fixed (blah, mod_security, .htaccess etc.), so i shall be trying out what the new gallery thing is like (if anyone notices a “Photos2″ suddenly appearing at the top then that’ll be it), maybe it’ll even be able to space images evenly in a page, lol.
Sep 25 2007
Site upgraded to wordpress 2.3 now. Only minor issue was something to do with wordpress’s character set, i assumed it was all UTF-8, but apparantly the tables in the database were still set to some old wordpress default (despite the database, and wordpress’s settings saying UTF-8), lol. So odd characters and the photo album broke miserably, lol.
Converted the whole database to UTF-8 (as it should have been already), and everything *should* be working fine now. If anyone notices anything broken, especially relating to odd characters and ??’s where there shouldn’t be, please let me know.