While Bexley council slashes its spending, except on themselves, Bonkers has
been undergoing massive changes beneath the bonnet. The breaking up of the
monthly blogs into daily sections to reduce the data load on mobile users in
particular which began in late January has been extended right the way back until 2009.
I had predicted it might take six months but in retrospect I think that was a
serious underestimate. However a reader in Welling stepped in and did the job in
under a month. I have no idea how he managed to stick with it, presumably there
has been nothing worth watching on the telly but I am enormously grateful to him.
It is probably worth relating what new new facilities
there are. The blog Index pages are constructed on the fly from blog titles. If you want the blog in the
old month style, click the underlined month heading. If you prefer a single blog
presentation just click on the one required.
When viewing in single blog mode a ‘Today’ icon appears. Click it and the single
blog will be extended with a full set of today’s blogs if there has been more than one.
you are viewing an old blog in single view mode, a blue topped icon will
gather together and present all that day’s blogs. When viewing today’s blog both
will do the same thing.
For technical reasons the icons shown here cannot be made active. They would
fail disastrously if you are viewing in month mode. The full month mode, like
the Index to blogs, is constructed on demand and cannot itself construct another virtual page.
And a reminder of last month’s innovations. bexley-is-bonkers.uk goes directly
to the most recently available blog and bexley-is-bonkers.com displays all of
the current month’s blogs in a single page.
These changes have caused delays to the implementation of the revised graphics
presentation and many old pages still have text which does not wrap around the images.
The problem will be fixed eventually.