The story begins with my signing up with Compuserve in the late 1990s. My first online experience. In July 2000 I created my first web page using Compuserve's HP Wizard, later improved using Anansi HTML editor to create Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) versions of my Ordnance Survey map lists, starting with the Landranger Maps. A year later I began a new edition using MS Development Environment, but quickly realised it was too compilcated for my needs and abandoned it.
Version 5 saw my hosting move to Addr.com. Anansi program stopped working, so I began using xHTML-Kit. I recast the site later using Server Side Includes (SSI), i.e. SHTML (v7). This provided a new index page. The whole site looked clearer, cleaner and easier to navigate. Meanwhile, I gave versions 6 to 16 annual numbering. This wasn't very useful so I reverted back to the usual method. In 2013 (v15) I adopted Notepad++ as script editor, a very easy to use application.
In March 2015 I moved on to the current version while migrating to a new, UK based, host: Computer Lifeline (Burton-on-Trent). This has helped me to provide a more professional and flexible site. The Ordnance Survey section has grown since the begining in 2000, and now takes up a large part of the website's space. Version 18 saw pages reverting to HTML4 & CCS3. Improvements continue!
|Main Site||Ordnance Survey Maps|
|1||July 2000. Original site.||-|
|2||September 2001. New edition using MS Development Environment - abandoned.||-|
|3||October 2001. New site created in XHTML/CSS.||-|
|5||May 2003. New host. New style front page and CSS changes using HTML-Kit editor.||-|
|6||2005 Edition. Style sheet and all HTML files revised.||-|
|7||June 2005. Recast in SHTML with new index page.||-|
|8||2007 Edition. Included completion of page improvements.||-|
|9||2008 Edition. Front page improved and more attractive design.||4||July 2008.|
|10||2009 Edition. New year, new version.||-|
|11||2010 Edition. Another year, another version. Base font changed to Times New Roman.||5||April 20010.|
|12||2011 Edition. Base font changed to Courier 10pt. New domain name.||6||May 2011.|
|13||Added navigation bar.||-|
|14||2012 Edition. Upgraded to 'almost' HTML5/CSS3 (but still really XHTML/CC2plus!).||-|
|15||2013 Edition. Adopted Notepad++ as script editor. Recommended.||7||June 2013.|
|16||2014 Edition. New version, new year, including structural and navigational improvements.||8||February 2015.|
|17||26 March 2015. Editions no longer 'year-stamped', but progressing in the usual fashion. Ordnance Survey Maps pages navigation bar revised.||-|
|18||31 March 2015. Migration to new, UK based, host completed. Computer Lifeline (Burton-on-Trent).||-|
|18.1||to 18.4. April to August. Pages revised to suit new style sheet, new footers added, and other improvements made.||-|
|18.5||March 2016. New page added. Pages reverted to HTML4 & CCS3.||-|
|18.6||September 2016. Page deleted.||-|
|18.7||October 2016. Revised index page.||-|
|18.8||July 2017. Page updates and improvements, including improved index page.||10||July 2017|
|18.9||August 2017. New pages and edits.||10.1||August 2017|
The author - Leslie (Lez) V Watson - has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, to be identified as the author of this work.
I use Notepad++ script editor and Firefox web browser.
v18.9 :: August 2017