Updated the banners, added a
couple of new ones.
Most notable new addition is ACES HIGH, by HiTech Creations. An on-line
combat flight sim, which recently received a ground combat
element and is currently being developed towards a full air-land-sea environment.
Also of note is the complete overhaul of the discussion boards, finally fully integrating
them with the rest of the site. I'm happy to see that this is working well. It could not
have been done without the help of some users who were kind enough to report their
Update of the Mighty Eighth Page, which basically is a straight port, however I did
edit some text, added some tidbits, reading that old page sure brought back some ideas I
once had on this topic, guess after redoing the old stuff I'll either end up with lots of
inspiration for new pages and revamped versions of old ones, or...enter a period of being
sick of the sight of a web page. We'll see, but to date I'm still enjoying myself.
What my buddy Grega Rozman promises, he really delivers. Look and behold - the new
rolling banner ad system. Normally not a big problem with scripts, but in this case my ISP
does not allow open scripts from my type of account, so I asked his help...and this was what he made.
Okay, made the first true port of a page, the old Luftwaffe main page...IMHO it is an
improvement. See more changes as the days go by...spare time and lovely girlfriend
Some of you may have wondered about the gray cell (not my single one, but the one here on
the right). Well, that's for breaking news, or annotations, special links etc. For example
the latest book on JG 5...
Don't forget...last but certainly not least...your questions for Peter Spoden of NJG 5
& 6. Make them good and I will pick out the best ones. Lets remember that we are lucky
to able to ask a few questions at all!
What can I say...I've said it before...
This has been a day of tweaking and messing around with editors, browsers etc etc etc.
I can now say that the margins have been fixed, the page looks about the same on the
latest browsers and is acceptable on the older ones.
My buddy Grega is helping me with a funky ad system so...lets see.
Looks like I've finally found a middle road between Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.0,
Netscape's Navigator 6.0 and Navigator 4.x, the last being a legacy browser. Unfortunately
the N4.x version is the least attractive, but I managed to attain some level of
communality, in the end 12 OCH! remains IE5 optimized.
Well, now I am confused. Been testing on IE5 and Netscape 6, both are looking fine,
I.E. is my benchmark and is working as it should, Netscape is 90% correct, only the
overall size is off, but still I've received screenshots from a buddy that show an awful
mess. I still not sure what version he's using, but this is non-the-less driving me nuts.
Any of you people care to say if you are getting a "good" page or not? Thanks in
Think I finally cracked it, or at least almost.
This page has been optimized for use with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, but when
using Netscape Navigator 6.0 will give you almost the same visual effect. Welcome to the
world of differences. Well in this case I'd just love a single approach. The problem isn't
HTML (if really knew how to use HTML, I wouldn't have had any difficulties), but editors
which are optimized for either I.E. or another browser.
Fortunately I know I little of HTML, enough of the basic principles to get me out of this
The Page looks exactly as it did the 24th, however the butchering mess it made of Netscape
is gone...a personal victory. Well, as long as you can call an extra day wasted a victory!
Thanks for your patience,