Monday, 28 July 2014

Still testing, it never ends!

I am continuing to update the www.eclipse-chasers.com webpages based on feedback from readers and by studying the access logs. Many thanks to those readers that contacted me directly regarding issues they were having. It helps to have many eyes look over the programming and development.

Because the folder (directory) structure was modified at the server level, many of the search engines need to be corrected. To assist in that regard I added 301 redirects to the old names with an automatic redirection to the newer page. When a search engine invokes a very old page, the main home is displayed instead.

Over the past few days various search engines have been exploring the site. I would like to think they are relinking references. This should allow eclipse-chasers to remain in the listings of the various search tools.

Once the engines stop their aggressive slurping of the site I will add a search option to the main menu so that you can find things easier. An earlier experiment with a search tool from Google resulted in it finding older links and causing problems.

I can assure you, this website isn't finished yet. All ideas and feedback are welcomed.

Monday, 21 July 2014

New Interface up and running

The web site, www.eclipse-chasers.com, has recently had a major face lift. There are now three primary menu interfaces. One for desk and lap top computers. One for tablets (no frames). And a third just for the iPhone.

The iPad and iPhone machines are automatically detected and the appropriate menu will come up. If you are using another tablet or phone, you may have to initiate the interface to get away from the large screen version. Let me know what kind of browser and device you are using if you think it needs to be automatic.

Eclipse Chasers logo by Melissa


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Test site operating

The test site is up and running at:
http://www.eclipsechasers.com

Soon it will be both www.eclipse-chasers.com and www.eclipsechasers.com, for now, the dashed URL will take you to the older interface. Note that changes made to your log may not get carried over when the final blend is made. Please make new entries in the newer system.

Let me know of any issues or bad links!
-Webmaster Bill

Monday, 7 July 2014

New Look for web site

I have been cleaning up the website and will soon be revealing a new look. Some direct links may not work. Using the server, I hope to redirect the most popular ones so that normal surfing is not interrupted and dead links don't fill up the search engines. Let me know if you encounter a problem.

The new look will allow for a more friendly tablet interface and printable pages.

-www.eclipse-chasers.com webmaster Bill