03 February 2012
Update update

You'll be aware that we had hoped to have the site refresh and a package of updates to both the Image Library and your own sites in place by the end of August 2011.

Unfortunately that timescale went out the window due to serious health problems with one of the staff at our developers, which  left them short-staffed, and with a backlog of work. To accomodate their understandable inability to meet our original timescale we prioritised the work that needed to be done, and have progressed it incrementally over the last 6 months or so.

The prioritisation has seen the more cosmetic site refresh left until last, and focussed on the upgrades to the member sites and Image Library, and we'd like to take the chance to bring you up to date with what has been happening.

On member sites

  • New page editor compliant with all browsers, but with choice of alternative editors including the old one reinstated as an option, by request.
  • Full editor for Events Calendar events
  • Social media linking provided on all pages to widen networking

On Image Library

  • Filmstrip of random images has replaced the 'most favourited' picture list, to general acclaim
  • Social media linking here too
  • Thumbnail images now have captions as a tooltip when the mouse rolls over the picture (on most browsers - not Opera)
  • Search facility has been improved - Advanced Search has more options and covers more scope as comments are now also searched.
  • Localisation - all pictures can be associated with an area or areas. This will be developed to provide linkages between member sites and the Image Library, as discussed.

Coming up next

  • Development of Localisation
  • Orkneycommunities hits Facebook - News and picture updates will be flagged here
  • Help System documentation will be amended

Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] for more information, to make suggestions, or to report bugs!

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