Thursday, December 6, 2018

Renovation of the Website

As often happens with websites, the homepage that I made about fifteen years ago, when I first bought the Roediger House, had over time undergone some deterioration. For the last couple of years, in particular, the photo galleries had become frustratingly persistent broken links. I'd cheated to build those "picture shows" originally, using Apple's old iWeb program, and then the files and scripts were tucked into a variety of places. The last time I really messed with it was back in 2010, and I didn't realize so much time had passed without my attempting to do any maintenance.

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been trying to re-educate myself in the web-based graphic design world. I am still hand-writing HTML code, creating (and sometimes hacking) cascading style sheets, and definitely hacking Javascript. I delved into Lightbox to combine HTML, CSS, and Javascript to get those galleries back up and running again, so I'm pleased to report that the static website is again a thing of approximate beauty.

I'm not sure if its re-emergence is related to the phone call I got Saturday afternoon, but once more there was a very nice lady wanting to know what the hours for tours of the house were that afternoon.

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