Posted by Jarsto in Category 42, Site News
September 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »

Once again I haven’t been active on this blog in far too long. I’m looking at being more active online in general again, which includes this blog. But I still have some thinking/balancing work to do to figure out what I want to do where online.

Posted by Jarsto in Photos, Site News
July 8th, 2012 | No Comments »

After dealing with the new photos from the Hortus a few days back I decided to kick myself in the butt to finally get another set, taken during a holiday in London last Autumn up on the site as well.

Posted by Jarsto in Photos, Site News
July 6th, 2012 | No Comments »

It’s been a while since I added anything to the site. But a trip to the nearby botanical gardens yesterday yielded a beautiful set of photos, the highlights of which I’ve selected and uploaded here.

Posted by Jarsto in Site News
June 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

After thinking about it for what seems like forever I’ve finally decided to go ahead and import everything from my old blog into the new setup. This means that officially no longer does anything, so I’ve gone ahead and set up a .htaccess redirect for it.

Posted by Jarsto in Photos
May 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

It’s been far too long since I’ve done anything on this site, something I keep meaning to remedy but never seem to quite get around to. Finally some activity today though: I’ve managed to make a selection from the photos I took on a trip to Andalusia with my father about a month and a half ago and put them up in the Photo’s section.

Posted by Jarsto in Site News, Technology
November 15th, 2008 | 4 Comments »

Well it’s been in development for quite a while, but the new look is finally active on the site. The one thing that remains sort of unsettled is the link colour. The grey I’ve got on it now (#666666 if you’re interested) seems to be working, but I may do some more experiments there.

I’ll also be doing some browser compatibility testing later. I got most of that out of the way while the site was still in testing, but there can always be another couple of niggling little bugs somewhere. If you spot one of them feel free to comment here. And if you just want to comment on some part of the new look, also feel free to comment here.

Posted by Jarsto in Site News
July 14th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

I’ve added a new set of photos I took over the weekend. I decided to take my camera along for a visit to my mother in Apeldoorn and ran across a waterfowl’s building work, and a steamtrain. I’ll probably do some enhancement work on the photos after a while, but I figured it was just as well to get them up immediately.

In other site news, I’m contemplating a full redesign, so don’t be too surprised if you find the place looks quite different in the near future.

Posted by Jarsto in Site News
March 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

If you come here more often you may notice the background image for the site has changed. It’ll probably continue to change slightly over the next few days, though I’ve now settled on the new basic image. The problem with this, as with any site background image, is balancing clarity with filesize.

The current version of the image, its 10th version at least, is an acceptable compromise for now, but will change when I think of the next tweak to improve it.

Posted by Jarsto in Site News
August 21st, 2007 | No Comments »

Another small change to the site: I’ve now got the top and bottom black bars in a fixed position setting, so that the content scrolls between them. I’ve also redone the top bar so that people can see where they are on the site.

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but could never find a reliable enough way to make sure the content scrolling beneath had exactly the right margins top and bottom. Then finally I hit on a hack: have exactly the same content appear on the bottom layer as well.

The only remaining problem is that the system doesn’t work in IE6, which won’t read the “position: fixed” element in CSS. So what I’ve done there is just eliminate one of the duplicates. Meanwhile this has reaffirmed my determination to put an IE6 only message telling people to get a better browser on the main page.

Posted by Jarsto in Site News
August 17th, 2007 | No Comments »

I’ve added another set of photos. These were taken only yesterday, making this my quickest turn around for a set of photos making it to the website so far. And since I wanted to add a short description with this photoset I decided to go through and add descriptions to all my photosets. I figured it was as well to do it now while there are only three of them.