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Re: Dan Eyre's Site
Posted by: robert eyre (ID *****9464) Date: April 28, 2006 at 10:53:24
In Reply to: Re: Dan Eyre's Site by Judith Heap of 783

Hi Judith, Phylis (and list),

Don't worry all the info has not been lost, its just hiding whilst the site gets indexed at its new location.

Judith Re your enquiry earlier this month.
I replied the following day (still have my reply in my sent folder). Depending upon your email / spam settings my reply may have been flagged as spam If I was not on your accept emails from list. To eliminate this possibilty and to publicise the new location of the site I'm replying to the forum.

History of the site.

Oct 1998 -
Dan started site and hosted it at standard.net.

Late 2002 -
I contacted Dan about my own line and asked about the site. Dan was looking for someone to take over the site as he was looking to go travelling during his retirement and he didn't want ot leave the site unmanned. At that time I'd started an Internet degree and was looking for a site on which I could tinker about and practice what I was being taught.

Jan 2003 -
Dan sent me the whole site on (about 20Mb / 3,500 pages) on a CD when I bought a copy of the book that he had created from the info he had collected. I hosted the site on my university account space whilst the original remained where Dan had originally placed it.

2003 -
I continued tinkering with it, altering the navigation, adding some extra features and removing the style from the pages and calling it in from another file (for efficiency reasons which also allow the layout style to be altered across the site more easily)

Early 2004 -
Due to the site taking too much space up on my uni account (or me not deleting stuff I should have) I had to find somewhere else to host it. I hosted it at a hosting company run by a mate at uni and chose a more memorable domain name eyrehistory.co.uk. Dans original remined at standardnet.

Early 2006 -
I carried out further work on the sites navigation, creating a choice of styles and the domain name was changed to eyrehistory.net to indicate the site was for global research of the surname.

About the time I did this Dans original site was removed (presumably due to him not keeping up the payments on the hosting he no longer needed or new people taking over the hosting company). Unfortunately due to the timing of these events and the fact the site has yet to be spidered/indexed by the search engines the info appeared to have disappeared for good.

There is a possibility that some visitors may have difficulty with some features of the site. This is most likely due to old browsers versions not complying with web standards or not having javascript enabled. If you have any problems please let me know what they are and what browser you are using and I'll see if I'm able to rectify the problem.

The main body of the site is now viewable in a variety of styles (layout/colour schemes) including a hi contrast (plain black and white), the original (light blue and orangey) and a variety of others. To view alternate styles just select from the options under layout at the bottom of the navigation column.

If for some reason the navigation menu fails to produce sub navigation menus when hovering over HOUSES or SURNAME please could you let me know which browser you are using. The code used should work in all browsers but some older browsers may experience problems. If so I would like to know so I can try to rectify the problem. As a safeguard the "No Colour" style option uses the standard navigation menu.

If anyone has any suggestions for new site features, colour schemes or has any gedcoms or family history files of Eyre research (new or existing) that you would like to be part of the site please get in touch.

The site is now at

www.eyrehistory.net

and I have no plans to move it again.

Cheers

Rob



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