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Offline noquiexis

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Building the website
« on: December 18, 2016, 02:04:27 AM »
In the beginning

     On 29 Nov 2016, I purchased the Domain Name arimecibo.com through WebHostingPad for one year. There was no clear advantage to purchasing for more years and I was on a budget, having just purchased Christmas gifts for my daughters and their families. I also purchased rental space on their server for four years. There was a clear economic advantage: the WebHostingPad introductory rate. If their rates increase drastically, it may be economical to move to a new web host.

     On 30 Nov 2016, I began to upload and configure the software that would run the website features. These included:
Simple Machines Forum (SMF) version 2.0.12
Coppermine Photo Gallery (CPG) version 1.5.44
Ajax Chat version 0.8.8 with Simple Machines Forum integration

     The default language for Simple Machines Forum is English. For the benefit of members for whom English is not their first language, I installed these Language Packs:

English-utf8
English British-utf8
French-utf8
German-utf8
German Informal-utf8
Greek-utf8
Hebrew-utf8
Italian-utf8
Polish-utf8
Russian-utf8
Spanish Español-utf8
Spanish Latin-utf8

     The "-utf8" versions allow for use of the International Character Set, so that characters from any language will be properly displayed. Software upgrades are performed as soon as I am notified of them. Regular members should see little or no difference until SMF 2.1 is released.

     The physical layout of the website is:

Landing page / Introduction to the website http://www.arimecibo.com/

"Five Lines - Four Spaces" http://www.arimecibo.com/noquiexis/index.htm
     These  are my personal HTML pages They are redundant to my forum posts, but present them in a "Family Friendly" and "Work Safe" environment. The original HTML pages were written for my "Member pages" at my Internet Service Provider (ISP) with picture links to the gallery at Our Doll Community. Once I uploaded these same pictures to the Arimecibo Island Photo Gallery, I edited the picture links to the gallery here. I do not always keep these pages current to my latest photo shoots.

Arimecibo Island Forum   http://www.arimecibo.com/smf/index.php
Arimecibo Island Gallery  http://www.arimecibo.com/coppermine/index.php
Arimecibo Island Chat     http://www.arimecibo.com/smf/chat/index.php

     On 30 Nov 2016 I began the tedious process of uploading my pictures to the gallery. I did not put Titles or Descriptions on most of the pictures. I wanted the pictures in place before I edited my personal HTML files, and before I populated the forum with my posts.

     The newer version of CPG handles filenames a bit differently than earlier versions. I had to edit most of my picture links to get the pictures to show up on my personal HTML pages, and on the forum pages. As of 22 Dec 2016 there is still work to do.

     On 16 Dec 2016 I uploaded all of my personal HTML pages and the website Landing page. I also backed up the Coppermine and Simple Machines Forum databases to my home computer. I sent an e-mail to "An Honored Few" to introduce them to the website and get their opinions on layout. Constructive suggestions are always welcome.

     It is my intention to announce the official launch of the website to Our Doll Community, the rest of my family, and a few choice friends after the first of the year. (see below)

Update 8 May 2019

     Due to problems at Our Doll Community, I announced the launch of this website before most of it was ready (December 2016). The gallery needed tweaking to be useful to everyone. "Who's In Chat" for the forum needed a lot of work. Many thanks to Z-Dr for supplying and testing the code! A third-party CAPTCHA program was installed to slow down spammers and scammers.

     On 21 Jan 2017, I expanded the website to include Magnus Bay Colony. This portion of the website was originally intended to be a "clothing mandatory" area that would give new people a gentler introduction to the doll hobby. It is also used as a testing ground for software updates and new software (id est - the CAPTCHA program). The layout of Magnus Bay Colony is similar to that of the Arimecibo Island Forum section.

Magnus Bay Colony Forum            http://www.arimecibo.com/magnus/index.php
Magnus Bay Colony Photo Gallery  http://www.arimecibo.com/magnus/cpg/index.php
Magnus Bay Colony Chat              http://www.arimecibo.com/magnus/chat/index.php

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« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 12:50:28 PM by noquiexis »
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Re: Building the website
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 06:35:18 AM »
As one who would be wandering the wastelands while other issues get sorted out, I thank you! 8) :thumb:

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Re: Building the website
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 09:28:32 AM »
Glad you did noquiexis.  I have not been able to get into ODC for the past two days.

Whatever the reason is, ODC seams to be down frequently lately.

I have not been able to get into the photo gallery lately as well.

Anyone know what the Issue is?

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Re: Building the website
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 11:27:29 AM »
Coral,

I've been having the same problems with ODC also unfortunately.

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Re: Building the website
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 04:23:20 PM »
Hopefully these issues with ODC should be fixed soon.
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Re: Building the website
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 06:21:50 PM »
Hopefully these issues with ODC should be fixed soon.

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Re: Building the website
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 08:27:18 PM »
Hopefully these issues with ODC should be fixed soon.

Yup... And that Sinthetics Doll will show up when first promised.  :'(
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