20 January -
Unless you study such things you probably won’t know that designing a website is not
like laying out a book on paper. The text and pictures exist in the form of a
list but how they look and are formatted on different viewing devices is down
to another set of files entirely. The files controlling B-i-B’s appearance had
over the years become a bit of a mess partly because the basics were not ideal
for a site that has grown as much as B-i-B.
Over the past weekend all the old files were scrapped and replaced by new ones
which should allow more flexibility and simplified so that I may find problems more easily.
As all the old control files have gone it is more than likely that web browsers will not
display the site properly. The solution should be hitting the Refresh button
which is F5 on Windows machines. My Google Chromebook made a horrendous mess of
the layout when it first encountered the new system because it didn’t
find the files it was looking for. One click on Refresh fixed it all.
Many of the older pages are not yet completely linked to the new control files. The
effect will generally be that text will not wrap around images. In Mobile mode
some images on old pages may not not fit neatly on the screen, but then they
never did. It may take a few weeks to switch everything over to the new system.