Category Archives: Interface

Changes to interface and facilities

Planned downtime: Saturday 17th January 2015 9am – 4pm (GMT)

The infrastructure that our sites and services run on is being upgraded.  Whilst this is happening the Vision of Britain and related web sites and services will be completely, or partly, unavailable between 9 am and 4 pm on Saturday 17th January … Continue reading

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Starting a long goodbye to .jsp

We went live with a couple of new features today. URL rewriting: If you look at your browser’s address bar, for many pages it will now display a shorter address. For example, the “place page” for Evesham is now: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1002Continue reading

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A page we don’t want you to see …

Touch wood, we have sorted out the problem that caused the new site to crash just a couple of days after it went live, but there will inevitably continue to be occasional “outages” — and Murphy’s Law specifies that they … Continue reading

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New Expert Search for “places”

This is the first of a series of posts about new features in the site we launched last week. In the previous version of A Vision of Britain through Time, the Expert Search page just linked to various other pages … Continue reading

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Vision of Britain 2.5 goes live

We are now running a new version of the web site A Vision of Britain through Time on a new server. There are a lot of changes, and we will be making a whole series of posts about them, but … Continue reading

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Another 1,600 places added to A Vision of Britain through Time

This is a particularly big extension, just in time for Christmas. Pretty much all villages of any size are now covered, whether or not any administrative units were named after them. Adding places Adding “places” is not about extending our … Continue reading

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Error in listing of statistical “rates” fixed

The last time we extended the site’s statistical content, we introduced an error which meant that when you clicked on one of the listed “rates” for a particular theme, you were usually taken to a different rate, at random. This … Continue reading

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