I was on a coding spree!.
A little over 4 weeks in the works writing this new site. Some of the time was copying the old directive code to merge into the new code, such as the herf's and images. There is no other way except to by hand, copy and paste the url's and commands. Some of the time was learning more CSS, and properties of the code. Java, is used here, and I must say rather a lot to get the neat effects to make the site more "nice", I suppose is the word.
The old counting of pages was kinda crude. The old CGI script was quite old, and not as versitile as the new. Plus, with the new I can show the seperate pages hit counts, along with all the other pages even when I add pages at any time. Another copy and paste of 2 inches of code, and a new page count is born. The like and unlike counts were a little more difficult, and they are a page within a page and back again to show the count.
As time goes by when I have the time
I will make this page more informative, with examples. If your using Internet Explorer, Use Fire Fox. A much better browser. IE don't show all the goodies within the pages. IE lacks display abilities. I was trying to get the pages to look just about the same in IE and FireFox but, because of IE's display lack of, there is a larger size nothing in the bottom of the centers. So, trying to get them to even display sizes was difficult, and I diden't get it exact, and I most likely won't because of IE's poor display properities. I don't know anyone using IE anyway, I don't, nor does my friends.... Check back later on I will expand on this page.
The flowers has meaning:
Although this car was not built within the "Flower Power" movement time frame, It did go through the movement from the start to finish. Made, about 2 years before the movement. So, then, this car has seen those times from start to finish. Flower Power, was a peace movement. We all know that "peace" can not be acheaved no matter how hard we try. There will always be a nation or someone to try to "Take over the world".
There are flowers at the bottom of the pages in the footers.
Fire Fox shows them, and IE does not. Don't know how many browsers show or not.... But anyway, The flowers have "fallen" to the bottom of the page. indicating of as a leaf falls from the tree so do flowers, and symbolic as the leaves, Flower Power had it's day.
The flowers grow, or not grow:
At the beginning of the pages, at the top, as the browsers go from page to page, up or down the page ammount. The flowers seem to grow behind all the menus, and the top logo picture. As you (and me) progress through the pages the "back ground" fills with beautiful Flowers. (clip art), and will as pages go by. Neat huh?.
Added on 1-26-14. The NEW LogBook Indexing box. This is where the restorations are text linked within the LogBook site area. You can scroll down, and select pages that are available for that piticular restoration work. I included all, except for the non restoration entrys. This will be added on to when the restoration starts again for the 2014 season. With this box, if your looking for a piticular part of the restoration. All the related links will be available for you to check em out.
Up date..Sunday, February 07, 2016. If I can do a site search, this pictural index will go away. I plan on it, but, getting started is unknown.
Collecting Information? (privacy Statment)
This site is privately owned. On a friends server. We do not have any collection scripts running, nor do we care about collecting any personal information. You are counted as a page view. You are always welcome to this site. I know there are several of you whom check on the progress every other day, espically during the spring, summer, and fall. You have told me so. During the fall, spring and summer is when all of the restoration activity is in full swing. But, no, we do not collect personal information, nor share any information with other internet servers, or anyone else.
However, as of Sunday, February 07, 2016, we started setting up Google Ads. Some people come here for information on restoring a car. There is a lot of restoration information here. Useful how to videos, as a lot of you stated on some You Tube videos. Therefore, as time goes by, we will be adjusting the ads for car restoring content. As such, the following is for your information.
The message box at the bottom
This is a special area where you can send text messages, Questions, or ideas. It is a area that does not automaticly update the comments below. Why?. I personally check this area, and spam is deleted. But, if you have a homest comment, The comment will be placed within the comments box below. The ONLY way to regulate spam is to personally do it. programs, stops, and everything else always let's em through. I just don't allow my brain to accept it. So, reading, is a requirement when a message is uploaded. Thanks to all of you whom send honest messages, Shame on the spammers, whom have nothing better to do that make more work for people.
The Like and Not Like Thumbs
if you like a piticular item, video, or even a picture, or procedure on the car. Click the Like, Thumbs Up hand to add your count to all the likes, over the life of the web site. This will add your like count. I thought about making every video a different and it's own count, but, thats too much don't ya think?. So, we add all the counts together to make one "like" count.
The counts transfered from the old site
Yes, they all were transferred over to the new site. So, the counts are as when I started this site for the 1962 Fairlane.
Thats it for now. There may be more to add to this page, Check back again.