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If things appear a little disjointed here it is because I am toying with a change to the look of my website. Everything is still in the same place as it was. If you cannot find what you are looking for please email me. Edited 1900 hrs 11/5/15 © Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries |Continue reading “A rebuild?”
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michaeljeans.co.nz was viewed about 27,000 times in 2011.
Michael Jeans +64 27 496 3802 | email@example.com | Cambridge 3432 New Zealand | Photography & web
Church Alive and Dionamic
It’s our pleasure to announce WordCamp New Zealand 2010. This will be in Auckland on the weekend of August 7th and 8th. Sorry tickets closed on Thursday 6th August at 5pm NZ time.
There are no surprises about these percentages. Internet Explorer accounts for 57% of browsers used to visit my website. Though, as noted elsewhere, folk still using IE6 will not see the website as intended. Upgrade! Safari comes in at 25%, Firefox at 13% with Opera at 2%. I have recently returned to Opera (10) and find it is excellent. My favourites are in inverse order to these stats. Opera, Safari and Chrome (which surprisingly does not figure – perhaps it is bundled in with Safari – a close relative) are all great. Firefox, I haven’t been so happy with recently and I really do steer away from IE. And that’s about it. Funny old world.
Oh and if you haven’t heard about WordCamp then check this out. I’m going to WordCampNZ in August.
Note: Most images published here will be unavailable shortly and until about midnight NZST. This is to allow for upgrade and maintenance work on my image server. Apologies for the inconvenience. The previous most recent server outage was on 5 March 2010.
TweetCloud/MichaelJeans Not sure I trust this. The stand outs 2010 and Cambridge say it all. Festival is in there as is autumn but what happened to the New of Zealand?
Yes, I’ve been busy with stuff. There is some catching up to do.
This week I resorted to building an html table (css not an option) for a project. Having laboured with the absolute logic of said construction (simple when you know how) I just can’t seem to let it go – so here it is – the shortened version. The trick, of course, is using percentages not absolute values. This may have a use – I like it enough to consider it as a navigation tool here. Though some design subtlety wouldn’t go amiss.
Apologies to Safari users who’ve been unable to my view recent video embeds. I think I’ve solved the problem – though can’t work out why it should have been happening. Is it an address thing (michaeljeans.co.nz v http://www.michaeljeans.co.nz)? I don’t think so – any ideas? It is definitely an issue at the Vimeo server end – I have over ridden the embed at this / these domain(s) only with a global setting for the time being – beyond that I’m a bit lost.
The right hand and narrower column (also known as the sidebar) serves navigation in a variety of forms – the most useful being recent entries, a search function, site map and search by month drop down along with links to useful and interesting places (IMHO) on this and other websites. So, to continue the story, I sat down at a machine this morning (XP / IE6) brought up my site only to find no sidebar – I can appreciate this is rather off putting if you are a first time visitor. My problem I guess – but I have only one answer – upgrade to the latest version of your browser – and there are other advantages to this – security for one. BTW the ten entries on my front page are there with the sidebar underneath – just scroll down – annoying, but at least you know.
Michael Jeans has been a professional photographer for three decades. Wedding, portraiture and events photography have been the mainstays of Michael’s business while he has continued a passionate lifelong interest in what he calls ‘contemporary history photography’ – recording the people the places and events about him. http://www.michaeljeans.co.nz Michael’s website/blog has just celebrated it’s 1100th posting and has a treasure trove of over 450 Cambridge items – quite apart from those about Leamington, Lake Karapiro and other local subjects and stories – a permanent online record of the vibrancy and beauty of our place on call 24 hours a day! Michael works closely with Chamber member and photographer Dianna Spitalny of Hot Shots To Go in Duke Street.
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Note: Most images will be unavailable here until about 1AM tomorrow morning 08/01/2010. This is to allow upgrade and maintenance work to be carried out on my image server – located at zenfolio.com – something which happens roughly every ninety days. Apologies for the inconvenience.
The galleries on my server are filed by date in a tree structure similar to that found on your computer. If you know the month and date – click away. The server (michaeljeans.com) search function is somewhat compromised by laziness on my part – something I am trying to rectify as I go and things will improve with time. Another way to find an event is to return to my home page (michaeljeans.co.nz) and use the search function down here on the right which should return a result. Armed with the date of the posting you can return to the Day galleries and dig down to that day. Failing that go to my contact page and email me.
We are trying to work out what Google is up to. I’m trying to understand page ranking as distinct from page indexing. It’s a bit of a mystery. The past fifteen months has seen a steady climb in daily visitor numbers here and to another site for which I am responsible. A few days ago the other site hit a blip – a sudden dive in visitor numbers. A quick look around confirms that while Google continues to index the other site (2000+ for Google and 1000+ with Yahoo – similar numbers to mine) page rankings enjoyed over the past six months have all but disappeared. We have a number of theories and intend to workshop the issue with an SEO expert tomorrow morning. I monitor both sites with the page view info that comes with WordPress.com and with Site Meter. Today I embedded FEEDJIT Live which tracks current visitors, into my sidebar. If you click the image above you can watch it in action. All of which tells me all I really need to know about visitors but little about how to maintain and indeed increase visitor numbers. Both sites are updated regularly (at least four times a week) and feature almost exclusively, original material. As always there is much to learn.
Work – as it happens – is stored in Day Galleries
Apologies this page has shown up on Google by mistake. The link you are looking for is michaeljeans.co.nz/2009/10/26/ben-gilby-todd/ which will go live in a little under an hour.
The Most Recent list, in the right column records my fifteen newest articles/posts. Below in Most Popular are those articles currently receiving most visitor attention. The Waipa Business Awards held last Friday remain close to top – any queries about these photos – or anything else here please email me using the contact page .Continue reading “What’s happening here right now?”
MichaelJeans.co.nz and MichaelJeans.com homepages are now one and the same.
Zenfolio host of my gallery and archive MichaelJeans.com is conducting maintenance for the next five hours – access will be limited or nonexistent. MichaelJeans.com also serves image files to MichaelJeans.co.nz – so expect to see lots of blank spaces here until 2300 10/04/2009 NZST.
An upgrade of GetSocial software to include a Twitter button which will be used muchly in the coming week.
Have you been thinking about setting up your own blog? BTW WordPress is also a very cost effective way of maintaining a small enterprise/business web presence. And it gets easier all the time. Now we have a visual resource of all things WordPress – you can’t go wrong.
The real Taranaki Vista – Fiona Clark’s – is here. Fiona’s website.
My website is a decade old this (southern) spring. It exists primarily to showcase my photography. Photography is my livelihood. I have blogged off and on since 2004 alongside other projects notably this and this. On the 21st of September 2008 I moved from a self maintained WordPress.org software site to the comfort of WordPress.com.Continue reading “About my blog”
I have moved servers. Not quite in the sequence I had planned. Everything from the old server will be moved across as time allows. Apologies for the inconvenience. To contact me use firstname.lastname@example.org. If that doesn’t work try email@example.com which will. (Sorry, cut and paste). My telphone number is 027 496 3803.
As regular visitors may be aware my site crashed about ten days ago. This experience has had me rethinking my hosting options. I have decided to make a move. This will probably take two to three weeks to research, plan and carry out. In the meantime I am not going to publish any new posts.Continue reading “Web hosting”
Changes made over the weekend to SiteMeter are being reversed. ReadWriteWeb comments. I loaded the new site and spent 10 minutes trying to understand it. It was not good. Update: Normal service resumes 12:24 15/09/08.
A minor database problem had the site down overnight. Back again. Apologies for the inconvenience. There is a bit to do to bring things up to date. Soon. Comment 30/09/08 Yeah right! © Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries | firstname.lastname@example.org
Visits for July (840) and August (752) now see my daily visitor numbers averaging about 25. I am happy. Before launching my Google friendly quest at the end of June I was averaging 10 or so visits a day. These 1598 visitors viewed 5301 pages which is very satisfying for 60 odd days.
As noted elsewhere viewing the ‘lighbox’ gallery can be a bit of a problem with Internet Explorer. This is what should happen. In the screenshot above the cursor arrow sits on the first thumbnail (you can choose any thumbnail). Clicking on the thumbnail results in the full sized image appearing above the page (as below).Continue reading “Housekeeping”
One of those things. I am showing off the marvel that is a dynamic website and am confronted with a search box problem. Multiple renditions of the same post are being returned with some search queries. I have done a little testing and it seems to happen when there are more than twenty or soContinue reading “Search box error”
Edited: 22:25 17/7/2008
Did I hear right the first purchaser was a plant? Duh! And then there is the lad who flew in from LA and promptly pulled his to bits.
I am getting a significant number of 404 error reports from IE 6, 7 and 8 which, in my current headspace, I cannot resolve. Most*, if not all, are the result of ‘lightbox’ requests. I apologise, I will try and work out how to resolve this when I get a chance (which means it isContinue reading “Housekeeping”