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Community website- need help updating/refreshing

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2007, at 5:11 PM

Several years ago we set up a web page for Bedford County and have been slowly maintaining it. It was originally set up as a non-commercial site that would be a clearinghouse for general information about Bedford County.

If anyone sees that information is out-of-date or something needs to be added, please send an e-mail or post here.

I know that some links are no longer active and phone numbers may need to be changed. Any help in policing this would be appreciated.

We have a lot of bandwidth we are not using. If a non-profit organization needs to have a web page presence, contact us and we will try to help. We do not have a lot of time to do special design work, but will at least get you up there.


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Small detail, I forgot to mention the website address. mybedfordcounty.com

Sorry.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 27, 2007, at 5:33 PM

steve,

Are you using CSS?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Dec 27, 2007, at 10:24 PM

Yeah you are using CSS, Noticed Homesite Builder is a decent program, but when you do multiple pages like you did. It will not create the additional pages centered.

Ok the square in the index page, change the width from 143 to 165.

In the CSS file, you can do an entire site Center, but without seeing it I won't know where you should look to fix it.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Dec 27, 2007, at 10:40 PM

Those are the details that my daughter pointed out to me but I remember on a hit and miss basis.

I will check on the CSS. Don't know why they don't just center it automatically.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 28, 2007, at 5:36 AM

All should be centered now. As long as I use an existing page for a template, all should stay the same.

While I was doing that another "enlightenment" occurred. If I did this often enough, maybe I would remember this stuff. Yeesh!

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 28, 2007, at 6:17 AM

Thanks for giving me some new churches to list. Anyone else? There are some new restaurants and I have not updated them in a while.

Any farmer's markets, local pick-your-own farms, market gardeners? I am a softee for those.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Dec 29, 2007, at 9:12 PM

Your Website looks good. If you need help updating the site you can find updated info from the other Bedford County site http://www.bedfordcountytn.org

This site has current up to date info and was built by the fine folks and students at Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville.

For help with the CSS I would suggest using Microsoft FrontPage and also TopStyle for Windows. Using Both applications combined will create some awsome websites. As the site gets bigger you can then use programs like Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Adobe Creative Design Suite.

-- Posted by The IT Guy on Fri, Jan 4, 2008, at 11:28 PM

Thanks for the new link. I will check it out.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jan 5, 2008, at 10:12 AM

IT Guy, Who would I ask for permission to link to this website?

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jan 5, 2008, at 3:59 PM

Links in pages can go dead, or may not have been entered correctly in the first place. Thanks to Ricky I was informed of a link on mybefordcounty that was definitely going the wrong way. THANKS!

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 6, 2008, at 9:55 AM

steve, you can use make a cron job to check links once a day and if it goes dead 3 times in a row, it automatically deletes. If you have any php knowledge it could save you a bundle of time.

You can even set up a script to get recipricol links if someone wants to link to your site.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sun, Jan 6, 2008, at 3:07 PM

EM, I know just enough to be dangerous, but a "cron" job is not in my vocabulary. I will do some research, because you are right, it will save me a LOT of time if I can do this automatically.

Thanks.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 6, 2008, at 9:16 PM

you need a hosting company that can provide those types of features.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:36 PM

I will contact the host. Thanks!

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 4:21 PM

Be careful deleting links using a shell script. If your web server experiences an interruption in internet service then your script may delete all of your links if not properly configured.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 3:51 PM

Hmmmm. Doing it manually does not look so bad anymore.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 7:07 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.