The planned updates have yet to materialise due to other commitments. However, I have not forgotten the long list I set myself. I am looking to include some more studies I have carried out and add more content to the website.
Despite the promises made in the last entry, some significant changes have been decided upon in the last 18 months. Due to a lack of time on the author's part there has been little progress aside from conforming to new regulations as much as possible.
The photo gallery has been abandoned due to the vast range of gallery software already available online. It is a possibility that this service will be removed in addition to the photo gallery pages.
The neighbourhood pages have still not had many submissions. It should be noted that these pages only list existing website addresses and redirects - not new domains. I am not registered to create new domains so please visit my Internet Service Provider XCalibre for those services.
Any suggestions or improvements are gratefully received.
As stated in the previous entry 'Kyren Web' was transformed into 'Lairs' at the end of January. The new design was implemented without incident and content is being included at a steady rate.
In the past few months (apologies for not updating sooner) the photo gallery has been under development with phase one well on it's way. The final few requirements are being implemented and the gallery will be released shortly. It must be noted however that space is limited so accounts will be given on a first come, first served basis. More details to follow on phase two (planned to contain an offline creation facility). Comments will be appreciated on this service.
The Neighbourhoods are quiet at the moment containing only a few sites although they are in place. A change in the conditions means the Neighbourhoods will also be used as a kind of directory listing with websites as well as redirects. I'm looking to promote these later in the development period.
Some time has been set aside to add content to the Internet section which is partially completed. Many more studies will be included as time progresses and your help to verify their accuracy will be an asset (I will always act on constructive criticism). I am trying to write the guides in simple language so everyone can understand.
So, to summarise, the new layout of the website is split into 5 main sections: Sitemap, Website Design Tools, Information, Services and About Lairs. Website Design Tools contains Colour Guides, HTML Guide, Picture Source and a list of useful Resources. The Information section contains projects and studies (as mentioned above). The Services section contains the Neighbourhoods/Dwellings, a list of External Services, Photo Gallery and Redirects.
Any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received and my thanks go to everyone who has been involved in the transition of the site.
Following the announcement that Kyren Web is to be reduced to a single domain it has been decided to rename the website Lairs and dispense with the title Kyren Web. Therefore, as soon as the new design is released, this community will be used to add updates, suggestions or comments for Lairs.
The new design has been progressing steadily and the format is now decided upon although the addition of content will take longer to implement. The new design (possibly without some of the new content) should be released by the beginning of February, if not before.
Continuation of the neighbourhoods onto the new combined website is happening although only six from Web Heaven and six from HellBound have been chosen. Provision of redirects will be still be suspended until the new website is in place. There will be a form included to allow redirects to be requested directly.
Some of the old facilities which were still under development have been removed in favour of concentrating on developing specific facilities including the HTML Guide, Photo Gallery and a section on the Internet.
Any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received and my thanks go to mcurtains for his review of the site recently which helped to clarify some design issues.
It's been a very busy year with work and College commitments so it has been decided to change the format of Kyren Web to reduce the workload required to maintain the website. This falls in line with financial difficulties allowing streamlining of the services available.
With this in mind both web-heaven.co.uk and hellbound.co.uk will be discontinued. The services offered within each of these websites will be transferred to lairs.co.uk although the website will be a single section rather than 3 areas as it is currently. This will allowed more concentrated development on the website including enhanced content and avoid duplication.
Continuation of the neighbourhoods onto the new combined website is yet to be decided and provision of redirects will be suspended until the new website is in place. Once a decision has been made on the content of the new website details will be posted here. Any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received.
My apologies for any inconvenience caused but this is a necessary step which should be implemented early in the new year.
Unfortunately it has been a long time since my last update and I can't apologize enough. It's been frantic with one thing or another and I am hoping to make some more visible changes shortly. Validation is still continuing and I am still importing in the new template for consistency.
I have a lot of plans about what I want to do such as the admin section I would like to add to allow changes to be made to the redirect settings plus, of course, the picture gallery which is somewhat devoid of pictures at the moment. I should have some time soon as I will shortly be on holiday so I will update again then.
I have decided to dispense with the noticeboard on Kyren Web as it serves little purpose so I will add the dates contained therein to this community (just in case someone is interested).
01/01/2001 Kyren Web site launched 21/02/2001 Picture Source launched 28/02/2001 Lairs website updated to put in line with Kyren Web 28/02/2001 History Section launched 26/04/2001 Style Sheets redesigned to work in Netscape 01/05/2001 Picture Source updated animated section added 14/05/2001 HellBound website updated to put in line with Kyren Web 21/05/2001 Paz's website launched 02/06/2001 Picture Source updated GIF background removed 12/06/2001 Mailing List Added to website for updates 14/06/2001 Noticeboard Added 06/07/2001 Picture Source updated Mouseover replaced with Click 11/07/2001 Three new websites in the Web Heaven Neighbourhoods 16/09/2001 Paz's website Updated with Personal Info.
From now on I hope to update the community whenever I make a chance which alleviates the need for the noticeboard. Instead I will have a link to this community.
It has been a long time since I updated this community about the progress I have made on the website. Unfortunately I have not had a lot of spare time to work on the website but that should change soon.
I am not planning any radical format changes this year to the site but I am planning to work on improving the content. I have been doing some research and am looking to get something in place by the end of September. I will keep you updated.
I have developed a template for the website in general which should make the overall look more consistent and also reduce development time. Testing should also be more thorough so there will be less broken links than there have been recently.