Author Topic: Winter Draw(er)s on!  (Read 277 times)

backman

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Re: Winter Draw(er)s on!
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2018, 11:24:39 AM »
Thanks for reminding me why it hadn't been happened before! For those that know me, my main f ailing ( I do have others) is my acute laziness and low threshold for boredom ( definitely a drawback in an NHS career). I certainly am very grateful that there are others to counterbalance my traits with enthusiasm and persistence.
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Re: Winter Draw(er)s on!
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2018, 07:47:53 PM »
Hi.

And look I did! And did. And did... And then there it was, not quite a gold mine, not even a silver mine - but a 'Coppermine'...  Still within the broad realms of a precious metal and with so many abilities it would make one's head spin.  It certainly looked like what I was looking for. As long as one had sufficient space on my ISP it would certainly do the job.

And there I was (at last) with the three main components of the site -  Main site (searchable) with those 1600 or so hospitals covering all 447 plus schools of nursing within the 1974 timeline; a bulletin board (also searchable) for the use of members and availability to all (excepting the 'dining room'; and the final component - the photograph gallery (actually several searchable galleries) and loads of space - capable of handling everything anyone could throw at it without hesitation. With good security and free to all users.... Magic!

But oh' dear, the best laid plans.  I had the three main components, but like a jig-saw with pieces from different pictures, they did not work together as one big picture. I had the three components but no site!!

Ring God again I thought, surely he will be back by now....

Will.
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Re: Winter Draw(er)s on!
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2018, 07:36:39 PM »
So 8),

Having no answer from on high - I put my first son on the line!  (Adrian - our technical Admin).  Surely that will work... And it did!!

Looking a little bored he agreed to do the 'stitching' - sewing the main site; the forum; and the galleries together and making the whole work together and be searchable 'After dinner' he declared... And so it was, all done before my very eyes in short-time 'After dinner'.

So we now had a whole (integrated) site which could go on-line whenever I was ready. Well, I was more than ready, so being a little impetuous, I declared 'Now'... And without further debate that is precisely what happened....

The 'site' was online - it was November 2007 almost 11 years ago... Available to all (galleries and the forum 'Dining room' members only), for free! There was - isn't there always - just one snag... The site was basically 'empty' - oh' the individual schools  were all there, but there were no entries (topics) in the forum and no areas of the galleries marked out for visitors to upload to....

Our able technical administrators comment was simple - 'I thought that I had better leave that to you, you being the expert'!

Who me? Dear god, please help I prayed (once again) under my breath.  I hadn't even thought about sections for comments and, more importantly, for the galleries.  Now what had I done?! I had a complete site online with no indication for visitors of what to do with it...

Where was I to find the 'Better at no cost' now? I could already hear the devil sniggering - 'he who digs the hole deepest hath further to fall' - did he, I wondered, mean me?!

Will.
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