Web Site Technical Journal
(This journal is organised with the most recent changes at the top.)
Jan 2014
Using the accordian scripting turned out to be a bad idea, some users found that the navigation was difficult to use, and indirectly it made the side more vulnerable to an attack by virus. After our site was targeted there was clear evidence of the action, in that the code of our pages had been changed to add unwanted scripts, there is no real evidence that it had anything to do with running "accordian", just that this (the first attack on stewkley.org) took place during the time we were conducting those tests.
Spring cleaning for 2014 has included the use of CS3 "transparent colours", I first discovered this technique being used in pages powered by BBC Barlesque (one of the corporation´s various sets of tools for building pages on it´web site) and looking at CSS schools there is a description of how the code works.
On this site, for example, we use background:rgba(240,240,100,0.5); to generate a transparent coloured background.
The majority of the pages that were available on the site (in past years) have been "restored and cleaned" but some will have "moved to a different place" in the address space.
The grapevine was the first to have it´s own directory, we have now brought back "council" and added "stuffit", so the home pages in each case can be called directly by typing the address with an extension
e.g. stewkley.org/grapevine or stewkley.org/council and finally stewkley.org/stuffit
Jan 2013
PHP is being used to provide the new navigation buttons, with a direct link to the Parish Council pages which are externally hosted. As of 13th Jan 2013 the majority of core pages are available in PHP form, it is posible to notice the difference in the navigation buttons, the .htm version appear "flat", you can see the "flat" buttons on the old version of the tech journal page at techjour.htm
A trial of "accordion navigation buttons" is available at churches/index.php or by pressing the navigation button. If a user hovers on the button (on the Churches page) associated topics are revealed (like an expanding accordion).
Aug 2012
Upgraded the Site Map, with new side navigation
added new sub site area (in own directory) for Grapevine to allow access by calling stewkley.org/gv