Because the comments of printings pages contain more and more comments, there is now a narrow grey line between each printing.
It helps separate the printings and which printing the comments belong to.
Note that the narrow grey lines are so far available for the first three albums only. More to come later on.
Went through all web pages (htm) and all style sheet (css) files to reinstate the layout of this site to what it was meant to be.
A beta version of forthcoming version 7 released.
A "visual search" utility also added to the Search page of Bootlegs and Pirates section.
The tree structures of the following sections have been replaced with a list:
Singles, Books, Sidelines and About.
The tree structures were a bit problematic because the code behind them was
Anyway, bye bye and thanks to Bjorge Dijkstra for creating the original PHP tree code back in 1999.
A "visual search" utility added to the Search page.
A small change to the layout of the timeline/section banner. This in order to suit at least some of the Mini PCs.
Bootlegs and Pirates section also rebuilt to have more visual lists of items.
New user interface allowing visitors to "see" the item
instead of reading a list of titles.
New section (Tab):
All new disclaimer page.
User interface facelift:
New kind of PHP code used for creating the menu trees
(PHP TreeMenu 1.1 - Author: Bjorge Dijkstra).
The bootleg list is reordered to make it easier to read. The list was too long to be easily handled.
Felt I had to upgrade the version number from 5.0 to 5.1 for two reasons:
The tenth anniversary of this web site went by while working with the new layout (in July 2004)...
Decided to publish version 5 although the bootleg section is still almost undone.
Will do it as soon as I have time.
The tenth anniversary of this web site is approaching.
The idea of the new layout / user interface is ready but the data needs to be added.
All new user interface with Explorer-like Table of contents and Index search utility.
This is done using Web*lite 4.2 by Virtual Media Technology.
I admit the startup is very slow, but navigation is a lot easier once the tool is loaded.
New sorting order in the album lists: Latest release on top of the list. Hopefully this minimizes the need to scroll down a list to find the latest news.
Also: "Desperately seeking" for a nice background palette.
Some other minor layout changes:
A self made "multifile replacement utility" made the following change possible:
Lots of bad HTML code corrected (approx. 20% of the double quotes were wrongly coded). This mistake wasn't visible, unless the file was printed or an old viewer was used.
Also a small justification in the colour scheme.
... with a slightly brighter colour scheme than in the "beta" version.
Also a new policy:
As few "force fed" graphics as possible. The faster the downloading the better.
Tsutomu Kubota sent me a lot of pictures of Wishbone Ash related material. Among other things there were pictures of all Japanese singles. They are added as an all new category in the discography. Thus also a new version number.
Spent some money in making small colour copies of the LPs not released as CDs (not cheap in Finland, at least). This was done in order to be able to scan the cover art for the discography.
Album artwork added based on all CDs I have.
The rest is pathced up with:
Promo LPs added in the "Other albums with unique material" section because they seem to be requested.
At least the following persons and their information have "pushed me" forward:
Practically all information of the Promo LPs is based on
The Illustrated Collector's Guide To WISHBONE ASH.
A clever idea! Why not help the viewer in finding where the
three latest updates are. That's why there's three new signs
in the album lists:
These signs are no longer available (version 4 and later).
I've decided to call this version 2.1 as all the personal views
of the official albums are finally written!
All new layout for the discography using frame-technique!
New features (partly unfinished):
Reminds me of Microsoft:
"The version version at hand is never 'perfect'."
Still no time for version 2, but I was compelled to add the new "Wishbone Ash Live At The BBC" CD and the forthcoming 25th anniversary CD "Live in Geneva". Thanks to Tsutomu Kubota
To keep the file reasonably "big" I've minimized the comments sections. They'll be back in version 2.
I'd be thankful for all corrections and additions to this site. Just send a message using the Feedback page!
Written by: Rainer Frilund - Last update: Jul, 2014