This option provides some detail about the website and how it works.
It has specific information about:
Cookies Handheld option Homepage image bar Contact information It concludes with a section giving an overview of the organisation, logic and conventions used in the website. With clickable links to its whole tree structure.
This is an overview of the organisation, logic and conventions used in this website.
The Homepage gives access to the whole of the rest of the website. Its links are repeated as the right hand bar on
all the other pages. At the moment, content is structured under four
headings, Topics, Interactive, System and Updates.
In Topics are links to the items in its various categories. At one time, these were all accessible directly from the homepage but as the content and diversity has increased, I have split them into smaller files that load quicker at the cost of an extra mouse click.
Links from the Interactive group vector directly to their content pages or to external websites.
Links from the System group go to items relating to the website itself.
Links from the Updates column go straight to the updated content. 'New' links from the other columns go to the generic page containing the updated material. If you use these, you will have to find the one that has been updated yourself!
Colours are not chosen to make the site look frantic but are used to colour code content. The colour of links in text is determined by their destination. External links are marked with the external link colour, and internal links with their topic colour.
News from my allotment, usually updated monthly with at least three photographs taken from the same place each time. Sometimes with additional seasonal content. Links to previous years and aphorisms, mostly about gardening.
Mostly about trips on board my narrow boat Cribbit for which the site is named. This also includes accounts of sj's visits , as they nearly always include some time on board Cribbit. There is also a section, Boatnotes which is intended as a reference for people who borrow her, and a cut down version of the boat log, criBlog.
Catslide is the name of our cottage, and this option is about it and our activities there. The pages are still being developed.
I've always been interested in compuing and this page is about my attempts to learn html and some earlier experiences of computer programming.
Cooking on Cribbit
The topic that started off this whole project, a collection of recipes that got too big for its container. Links to the whole cookbook.
Siblings, children, grandchildren, parties and visits from sj.
Some oddities of a vaguely historical nature.
Physics and science.
Alphabetical list of all the recipes in the cookbook.
Accounts of several walks, long and short. Usually including beer.
Rapid transit traveller extrodinaire.
Ant and Kate's cycle trip
Ant and Kate [Rosemary's daughter] are cycling round the world. This is their blog.
Alex's blog, Mutterings
My sister Alex's blog.
On-line version of narrow boat Cribbit's log.
Has to be seen to be believed but all, and more than, you ever wanted to know about gnomes. What tw does to remain sane.
Nephew Jason's webpages. Catch him here, as he is, before he becomes a made-over megastar.
Little Old Man Weekly
A fictitious publication celebrating the joys of becoming old.
A fairly regular update of things that happen around me.
About this website
This option, a breakdown of the whole website as a clickable list. This is in the process of being re-vamped since I converted all files to .asp.
Contact me My e-mail address. I would be very pleased to hear from you especially with feedback about the website or its content.
Development history A messy collection of comments and links mostly for my information. A diary of what I have been doing on the website. Includes rudimentary site statistics.
Your chance to get your own back, write your comments here.
Site statistics Site statistics gathered and presented by an external statistics provider, Statcounter. Lots of detail and analysis starting from April 2012.
Updated this year
A scrollable collection of all the monthly updates in the current calendar year.
This is a slightly simplified, hierachical, set of all navigation bars. As of 10 April 2012. I take the view that you can't have too much navigation
on a website even at the cost of duplication. What follows is the full tree structure but with duplicated branches omitted.
The image bar is populated every time the homepage is refreshed. It has four portrait and four landscape oriented pics. To speed up loading time, all the bar images have been reduced in size from the originals.
The images displayed are chosen at random from a directory of pics taken from somewhere on the website. Associated with each image is a link to the page it has been taken from. Clicking an image will take you to this page and somewhere on it will be found the original.
As the selection of images is random, sometimes you will find the same image repeated in the bar. This is more likely to happen with portrait oriented images as there are fewer of this orientation on the website. I try to take landscape oriented pics for the website as I think that this orientation fits better onto a standard computer screen.
This option does away with the righthand sidebar and increases the size of the page content. This should be better for people using small screens. Selecting the Toggle handheld link toggles between modes and returns you to the home page. The option makes use of a cookie to tell your web browser which method to use. Once selected, the website operates in handheld mode until your session ends, by leaving the website, or the option is selected again.
Pages with their own righthand navigation bars, Jason, Adham, my walk home and the home page, are not affected by the handheld option.
User feedback on this option would be much appreciated as I only have a Kindle to test it on.
You can use Statcounter to view the statistical analysis of visitors to the website and see what is being gathered by following this link:Site statistics. I especially like the 'recent visitor map' page. No personal information is being gathered or stored.
Guestbook: You can view the Guestbook homepage from this link and see what other .php scripts are available here.
The 'handheld' option is targetted at users with small display screens and uses a cookie which stores either the word "ON" or the word "OFF" depending on whether you have selected the hand held option or not.
If you are truly paranoid you can disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help menu to see how to do this). Expect that by doing this you will affect the functionality of most websites that you visit.