Monday, January 24, 2005

A Big Change

Today marks the end (although I see it as a new beginning)
of a bunch of changes for this website. I'll
try to outline some of those changes for you.

The first change is that the website is now being hosted by instead of that other hosting company that gave me nothing but fits.  This company is run by a co-worker of mine
and has allowed me to have more control over my web environment, which is a
good thing.  The only drawback to
changing hosts is that, due to the nature of the internet, I'm not sure when
everyone will see this news posting.  Usually
hosting changes are seen within 48 hours.

The next change is the more obvious one.  I finally have a new design.  I've worked many hours setting up this design and
tweaking it to be exactly what I wanted.  

One of the coolest new features is located on the home page.  The photo that you are seeing on the left is
a random photo from the Photo Gallery
Click CTRL and R and you will see a different picture.  You can click on the picture to see the
larger version or you can click on the photo album name, listed below the
picture, to go to the album itself.

Another pretty nifty feature is only available to those who
are logged in.  You now have the ability to
choose your favorite color scheme for the site. 

This feature, if you are logged in, is available right underneath the
random photo.  You can currently choose
from one of four available colors, but I will take requests for other color
schemes.  Once you have chosen a color
scheme, it will stay that way until you logout or until you choose a different

Also visible on the home page is a small calendar.  The white highlighted days are days in which
there was news posted.

Like I said I'm not sure when everyone will see this, so if you
wouldn't mind posting a small comment when you see this news item, I would
greatly appreciate it.

I had a lot of fun redoing this site.  Hopefully you all will enjoy it.


Kelly Standiford said...

I'm sure that I will be about the first one to see this. Good job, Sweetie! I know you've been working long and hard on this. I'm sorry to say there is a type-o. I'm sure you meant to say you were NOT sure when people would see this.

Mickey Standiford said...

Yeah of course you are right.

pamh said...

I like the new look. I picked green as my color.

DadS said...

Nice job Mickey ! I think I'll leave mine Blue. I'm pretty sure that mom will pick Red though. It loads quick and I like the random pics on the home page too.
Thanks for keeping us all informed with this great website.