The Chronicles

SITE NEWS

FEBRUARY 2020

I've been a busy little bee this past month!

My Workbench

It took some time to shuffle through, but I finally have all of the scattered pieces of my previously posted stories sorted out. Many of which are currently under review for any minor edits or rewrites.

Descriptions of these stories have been added to the Pages on the Counter listings. You can follow the status of a story for a general idea of how soon it will be restored to the site.

Also, added the description of another upcoming story to the Plots in the Works listings and made minor revisions to the page's content.

My FanTales Discussion Group is in the process of finding a new home. In preparation for the move, the group's information page has received a major face-lift to its layout and its content has been updated. Members will be notified when the configurations for the group's new location have been completed.

Minor revisions have been made to the content of the Drafts on the Desk and the Fics on the Shelf pages.

Site Information

The Contact Me form is finally back online and functioning again. Visitors to this site can now contact me through this form if they so choose.

Since some visitors to this site have expressed an interest, the site History has been updated with information regarding the temporary hiatus of this site.

Removed all suggestions made to peruse the archives of a Yahoo Group from the content of the site Memberships page since the archives of these discussion lists are no longer accessible. As of December 14, 2019, Yahoo Groups no longer hosts user submitted content on its sites.

The Site FAQs has been updated with additional questions and revisions have been made to previous ones.

The recommended bookmark for this site referenced on the Link to Me page has been updated to the secure domain (e.g. https).

Minor revisions have been made to the content of the Site Index, Awards, and Disclaimers pages.

Miscellaneous

Minor revisions have been made to the layout and content of the site's main entrance page.

Also, updated all of the pages that deal with the site's security, error processing, layout, etc. If you should encounter any pages that look weird, please refresh your browser or clear your browser's cache.

Till next time!

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JANUARY 2020

Site Information

The Site News Announcement List is back up and running. My host was able to recover it, along with the original member-list. Unfortunately, during that brief period where I lost my domain, all associated Announcement and Discussion Lists became defunct.

The January 2020 update announcement is the first post to the list. If your contact address is still the same, those of you who were members before the list was lost should look for an email from The Chronicles Site News.

The Site FAQs has been updated with questions related to the Site News Announcement List.

Also, since some sections of the site will be for members only, the site has been upgraded to secure (e.g. https) through Let's Encrypt. Those who have the non-secure (e.g. http) link bookmarked do not need to do anything as you will be automatically redirected to the secure version of the site.

Updating Behind-the-Scenes

I am currently doing a lot of updating behind-the-scenes. This is expected to continue throughout the entire month of January. If you should encounter any pages that look weird during this time, please refresh your browser or clear your browser's cache. That should clear things up.

Also, I want to apologize for no updates posted in 2019. So much has changed over the years with regards to Web Design that I had to take a step back and relearn/learn all of the revised/new stuff before I could continue.

Good thing I did, because if I had gotten any further along in my restoration of the site, it would have seriously become a hot mess. And trying to clean up hot messes can be a royal pain in the @ss.

Although my 2019 hiatus was unplanned, it was definitely required. I think visitors to the site will appreciate it later on down the line.

Till next time!

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APRIL 2018

My Workbench

The Pages on the Counter section has been updated with the latest stories currently under review. Check the stories' status to keep up-to-date on how soon they may be re-posted to the site.

Site's Main Entrance

The site's main entrance page has received a slight face-lift to its layout and some minor revisions to its content in preparation for when the remaining sections of the site are restored.

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MARCH 2018

My Workbench

Focused on my Plots in the Works this month and added a few more stories to the listings. Also, made some minor revisions to the page's layout. Remember to check the stories' status to keep up-to-date on how soon I may begin actually writing them.

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FEBRUARY 2018

Behind-the-Scenes

Spent this month doing a lot of work behind-the-scenes - i.e. updated, restored, or newly added all of the pages that deal with the site's security, error processing, and more.

Even though many visitors to this site will rarely, if ever, encounter these behind-the-scenes pages, they are still very important to the functionality of this site and require very time consuming testing. Otherwise, there may be issues that I'm sure none of us want to deal with.

Site's Layout on Different Devices

The site's wonky display on a few mobile phones has been resolved. A big Thank You to those who gave me a heads-up on this.

Do know that this version of the site is being constructed with the thought of backwards compatibility for those with older browsers and a flexible layout that should adjust for most visitors regardless of the device being used to surf the site.

If you should happen across a page that still looks wonky, try either refreshing the page or clearing your browsers cache. That should snap things back in order for you. Browsers love to cache websites and will hang on to the old versions of a recently updated page until you tell it otherwise. Both Firefox and Google Chrome are notorious for this. In most cases, a simple click of the refresh button will solve the issue.

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JANUARY 2018

Site Information

The Site News section (the page you are currently viewing) is finally up and running. From now on, you can keep up-to-date with the ongoing restoration of this site via this page.

My Live Journal's Site News tag will now be used for announcements regarding this site's status just in case this site goes offline or becomes inaccessible for some reason.

Also, the link for the Contact Me section in now up, although it is incomplete. For now, you will be directed off-site to my LJ to contact me, just until I get around to recreating the input form and related scripts.

Updated the links found in the Site Index to reflect the most recent restored sections of the site.

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