Criticism/advice/debugging/questions, pretty much any feedback/comment is always welcome!
I think you must be the first one to ever engage with me about the site rather than the content!
Sometimes I reread what I have written and wonder 'why did say that', so I am glad that I have not caused offence.
TimberSurf wrote:I have had my own site for over 20 years, for my business. It is not really necessary, but when the internet boom took of, it seemed the logical thing to jump on board. Not knowing anything about the net, I just bought Frontpage and bashed out a 5 pager. It was static for over 10 years. several years back, to be able to update it, as frontpage was dead, I looked around for a free webmaker and found Serif webplus 7. It did the job. The free version did not support more than 5 pages, so after Lumsdonia took off and was burgeoning out of the 5, I took the plunge and bought the full version. A few years back, it broke and serif would not support it as it was so old, so I purchased the next version.
I started with Geocities (remember them!?) Then I moved to Lycos (remember them!?) Then when they shut shop I moved my hosting to Hostgator (I am currently looking for something else)
I have my domains (three of them) looked after by OVH
TimberSurf wrote:So you see, I don't do html, I like wysiwyg and although I did look into other mechanisms like Wordpress, I like to be in direct control of my domain and its content, so have stuck with uploading my own content to the ftp. How Serif works, I do not know, but looking at the files it uploads, lots of .jpg's with weird names, I believe it converts a lot of the graphics into jpg's, like buttons etc.
I used to be like that. For a long time I wanted to do everything my way and I was constantly saying 'it does this, but I want it like that!' (*see note)
But I bit the bullet and downloaded WordPress. I created my own theme, and coerced WordPress into doing a few thing my
way. Which has caused me some issues.
Nowadays I have just left WordPress as default, and I'm even using the default theme, but that's only because I haven't updated my site (the content) since 2009.
TimberSurf wrote:If you cut a snippet out of the code, I can compare with what I am putting in and let you know!
If you mean you had to stop yourself saying " Why the f*** would you code it that way", then I can only say, I didn't, WebPlus did!
This is what I was talking about (link
I'm not sure why your list of links is in an image.
It's not very accessible. If someone was using a screen reader, would they be able to access the content?
I am slightly concerned that Serif will soon ditch WebPlus 8 for some other type of product as they say there will be no version 9
I'm sorry, but they already have http://www.serif.com/webplus/
AnthonyNB. Two out of three of my domains (roganty.co.uk and rogersfamilytree.co.uk) are hosted on Hostgator, and run on WordPress.org
My third domain (linux-links.co.uk) is also hosted on Hostgator, and I have built it entirely myself and it is all coded in PHP