View Full Version : My Family History Website

02-03-2006, 10:58 AM
I am in the process of producing my family history site.

At the moment only 1901 census and birth brief are working.

However if you want to see what the family group sheet will look like try my profile

What do you think so far? any comments or ideas?

02-03-2006, 4:24 PM
Nice start Blain. Quick and clean. I was interested to know who the picture was of - maybe if this is an ancestor, a little caption giving her name would be nice?
It will be interesting to see how the site develops :)


02-03-2006, 6:54 PM
The picture is of my 2nd Great Grandmother, Emily Frost (1864 - 1903)

Neil Wilson
02-03-2006, 7:03 PM
Just in case it is my browser, there wasn't a slider on the home page so I could scroll down, I could see that there was something below what I could see as there where the top of a row of text.

Tip - if you don't want the site spidering by spammers for your e-mail address, don't use a hyperlink. There are loads of different ideas on this subject, on one of my site, my e-mail addy is a gif file, another is done using a encryptor.

All the best with it, it will take over your life,

02-03-2006, 8:14 PM
The lack of a scrollbar was down to be being silly with the css, it should be working now, let me know if it isn't please.

In my opinion, the best way is to provide a contact form, that way not only can you hide your email address, but people can send you email without needing access to their mail client.

Neil Wilson
02-03-2006, 8:36 PM
The lack of a scrollbar was down to be being silly with the css, it should be working now, let me know if it isn't please.Still no change, ok on 1901 and birthdetail pages.

02-03-2006, 8:54 PM
If you can see a scrollbar on the census entry and my birthbrief then everything is fine, there is no scrollbar on the homepage.

Mary Young
03-03-2006, 1:10 PM
everything is fine, there is no scrollbar on the homepage. I am using Firefox 800x600. Shouldn't the scrollbar appear automatically if the page extends below the viewable area? Currently, I can't see the foot of the picture, can't see below the line ending "Please let me".
Site looks good, loads quickly!

03-03-2006, 3:09 PM
Yeah, Im having "FUN" with that one at the moment.

The problem is caused by different browsers interpreting the min-height rule differently.
In the process of hacking it at the moment.

15-03-2006, 5:52 PM
Well, the CSS has been hacked, the scrollbars rectified, and hopefully all is well.

I have also added a few more pages.

04-11-2006, 1:25 PM
Any chance someone can have another look at my site and see what they think, I have made several changes, mainly...Family Groups and 1901 census transcripts. Are they clear and understandable?

04-11-2006, 3:36 PM
Seem fairly clear to me. The census details are nice and clear, the family groups a little less so perhaps - but that is almost certainly down to the amount of data -they are not difficult to follow, just contain a lot of details. It appears only the 1901 census link works in the census links - I assume you are still working on the others? Likewise the Home link. The layout for the 1901 is really good - I would follow that pattern through the other years I think.
I see you are also running a phpGedView page :) I find that a very useful program myself - I have my own family tree on phpGedView. Must admit I still use 3.3.8 in my online tree, but 4.0.something on my server here at home.


Neil Wilson
04-11-2006, 5:59 PM
Hi Not visited your site for a while, looked good, but I must go and have a look at the PhpgedView software (thanks)