home page: june 28th
Those who check in for the news at 10 may have noticed that the photos in the sidebars are changing both in look and in content. With some insightful help from Bryn, a photography whiz among his other whizzes, I have been experimenting with the photos in the galleries and on home and news pages.
Now you can click on the mini-pic itself, as well as the caption, to link to the larger version of the picture. I haven't managed to produce this feature in all the galleries yet, but new galleries as they are installed will have it. And it will continue as a feature of the home and news at 10 pages.
beatrice: news at 10 pageThe news at 10 page has a whole new meaning for this issue. Beatrice is 10 today. Happy birthday! You are the news at 10.
updates and backdates
There is an updated News at 10 for June 28th. But because there is a lot of news, and there is a lot to do, the news at 10 and the home page will be in a continuous state of update for the next week or so. So watch this space.
There is a new photos gallery in its early stages: beatrice gallery
A real story gallery has been improved; see news at 10.
Thought I'd keep this one in for another round as it is one of my favourite pictures of you and Holly so thought I would post it again belatedly for your birthday.
changes to pages
Pages on the ring which will regularly have updates in addition to the home and news at 10 pages include
some notes included from last time
Details of site structure and operation and proposed plans are now held on the layout page
early camp gallery ==
Just starting a camp gallery for the sixties and seventies. Any one with photos? I have a few to put together mostly black and white. Another one is in the side column.
camp 2006 gallery ==A compehensive gallery for camp 2006 is in the pipeline watch this space shortly.
Ideally the home page will change monthly and will consist of new material. If there is to be repeated or permanent items they will be entered at the bottom of the page in the respective columns.
about google on site
The google search engine has at last caught up with us and so the google search facility for this web-site and the internet is now functioning. Generally it takes google a couple of weeks or so to register new information on the site.
It is in the left column on every page with the familiar google trademark and allows you to search the site directly. For example if you want to see if you are mentioned on the site type your name in the google box.
ruby's short picture story
this story is on the news log for june 15th. I shall be entering it on the writing/stories page eventually.
*** & ==
As an aid to looking for what is new and what is coming, I have continued to mark
- new or updated items on the site with `***'
- and items in the pipeline with `=='.
what's new in stories?
Again, I have been too busy being a website geek to undertake any new writing. Hopefully that will even out. But the first short story of the Tír na nÓg Stories The Banshee is re-advertised here and is still on site.
But there's something else about Auntie Mary. Her eyes. Each is a different mix of colour, not so's you'd notice, people say, but you do. We do, because we can't help staring, even though we are told that it's rude to stare. Whether one of those startlingly odd eyes affects the appearance of the other, I don't know, but they do seem to have a curious ability to change colour.
Out in the air with the sky, they are blue; in the fields, as green as the grass; by the trees, they shade into a tawny-brown; and in the reflection of the flames in the grate, framed by the glow of her red hair, before our very eyes, they seem to catch fire.
But it's not staring at them that I find scary ...
This story and those that follow are available in two formats:
A web version(html) which allows for a more flexible structure and special effects:
see, for example, the above extract from The Banshee.
Window of the Soul
I am experimenting with layout in order to make reading stories easier on the eye and more enjoyable. In time, I hope to make more use of this flexibility,. e.g. to add sound, animation, video ... The link format for this flexible version is just the name of the story. The Banshee
- A book-like version(pdf) which is more suitable and easy to download for printing, storing and reading as hard copy. This version has a link format which is the name of the story followed by the size of the file and pdf. The Banshee(369k,pdf) The link format for this flexible version is just the name of the story. The Banshee
- A book-like version(pdf) which is more suitable and easy to download for printing, storing and reading as hard copy. This version has a link format which is the name of the story followed by the size of the file and pdf. The Banshee(369k,pdf)