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Status: Web-Tools (2014 - June)

(Text as at 04/07/2014 22:46:34)

(For other versions of this Note, see the tables at the end)


Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during April - June 2014
  1. This project received a of of attention – and quite a lot was achieved – over the last quarter.
  2. However, a couple of disappointing aspects were that I didn’t pursue my web-training with Sitepoint, and quite a bit of effort was spent – and some of it wasted – with “infrastructural” issues to do with PC hardware, software and connectivity.
  3. During 2Q14 I expended 190 hours on this project (375 hours YTD , where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2013). That’s 183% of planned effort, 131% YTD. Overall, 31% of my project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this Project (making 20% YTD) – as against 15% planned (14% YTD).
  4. Major developments included:-
    • Created multiple secure areas on my website, so that Documentation is no longer hiding under my Supervision Notes.
    • Created the facility for Author Narratives.
    • Added extra linkages between pages (eg. on Author).
    • Wrote routines to import old (but missing) archived Notes into the database so they can be (and have been) re-exported in the current format. A difficult task that worked completely, in the end.
    • Got my Spider working again.
    • Used a clone of my Spider routines to create a backup and restore system.
    • Improved my Dashboard, and the page-regeneration routines.
    • Made a lot of other improvements to my Site generators, as in the list below.
Further details are given below:-

Website (Total Hours = 190.5)
  1. Website - Development (Total Hours = 146)
    • Bridge - Joint Project - Data Modelling - Mountnessing "Jeff Smith" Scoring (0.5 hours)
      ... See "Admin - Bridge - Joint Project"
    • "PC Pro - Computing in the Real World" (2.75 hours)
    • Software Development - Hutton Website - Competition Refinement (1.25 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Hutton Website - Development"
    • Website - Generator - Add %age-read to Author's Lists (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add Author-Narrative to Author's Lists (3 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add links from Notes to Tables and Queries (as well as Code) (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - Add links to Book and Author in BookCitings Link pages (1.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add links to Book and Author in BooksToNotes Link pages (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add links to Paper and Author in PaperCitings Link pages (1.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add links to Paper and Author in PapersToNotes Link pages (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add Reference to current Note from Archived Notes (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Add top-of-page link to text colour conventions for Notes & Abstracts (2 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Archived-Notes Audit Routines (5.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Archived-Notes Re-import Routines (20.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Convert "Consolidated Bridge Results" to webpage - Enhancements (0.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Create "Regeneration Dashboard" (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Develop Backup/Restore via Spider (44 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve "Authors List" Regeneration Routines (2 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve "Philosophy Papers Full Database (Categorised by Topic)" Regeneration Routines (4.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve "Regeneration Dashboard" (9.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve bulk Note and Archived-Note Regeneration Routines (3.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Improve formatting of string of superscript Note reference from Abstracts (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Investigate anomalies in Book_Abstracts_Recent query (1.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Link MS Word to MS Access for pick-lists? (1 hour)
    • Website - Generator - MsgBox default button focus (0.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Multi-author link function (2 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Notes vs Abstracts (0.25 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Precis by Subtopic Revamp (3.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Remove old performance logging code (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Review & Document Spider (9.75 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Strategy for Write-ups (0.5 hours)
    • Website - Generator - Use Spider for Data Clean-up (2.5 hours)
    • Website - Investigating JSpider (0.75 hours)
    • Website - Multiple Secure Areas (4.75 hours)
    • Website - PCs - Investigating Tablets (0.75 hours)
    • Website - PCs - Set up Blackberry Playbook (3.5 hours)
    • Website - PCs - Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 (6.75 hours)
    • Website - Static pages - fix some broken hyperlinks (1.25 hours)
      ... See "Software Development - Website - Development"
  2. Website - Maintenance (Total Hours = 44.5)

Plans for the Near Future

Given that activity on this project is high at the moment, and to avoid a long straggle of items on this report, I’ve created a document5 listing outstanding items, together with those completed since the document was created. As a result, only the more important items likely to be addressed shortly appear here.
Summary of Progress to Date

This is hived off to a separate document6 (which requires updating). A summary of time expended across the years developing my website7 is at "Software Development - Website - Development".



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 7: As distinct from developing other peoples’ websites – time which is also recorded against this project, but not against this task.


Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
09/10/2017 23:25:26 11848 Status: Web-Tools (2017 - September)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 53)

Date Length Title
04/04/2014 19:03:22 8926 Status: Web-Tools (2014 - March)
14/01/2014 17:57:07 8091 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - December)
16/10/2013 20:08:10 9367 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - September)
02/07/2013 14:12:29 7303 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - June)
14/04/2013 13:58:05 7404 Status: Web-Tools (2013 - March)
21/01/2013 12:01:26 7331 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - December)
28/10/2012 10:24:58 6935 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - September)
26/08/2012 20:29:46 6615 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - June)
17/04/2012 13:17:46 6605 Status: Web-Tools (2012 - March)
12/01/2012 16:35:02 6892 Status: Web-Tools (2011 - December)
18/10/2011 19:10:34 6088 Status: Web-Tools (2011 - September)
06/07/2011 23:13:55 5696 Status: Web-Tools (2011 - June)


Table of 12 Later Versions of this Note (of 13)

Date Length Title
20/07/2017 14:34:05 11297 Status: Web-Tools (2017 - June)
10/04/2017 23:38:24 11470 Status: Web-Tools (2017 - March)
14/01/2017 20:18:14 13578 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 14567 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - September)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 13206 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - June)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 15377 Status: Web-Tools (2016 - March)
07/01/2016 00:59:02 15186 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - December)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 15018 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - September)
02/07/2015 23:12:29 13706 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - June)
23/04/2015 21:14:24 11896 Status: Web-Tools (2015 - March)
13/01/2015 19:07:41 9750 Status: Web-Tools (2014 - December)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 9802 Status: Web-Tools (2014 - September)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
04/07/2014 22:46:34 520 (Status: Web-Tools (2014 - June)) Status: Summary (2017 - September)



Summary of Notes Links from this Page

Internet Technology and Philosophy Research - Internet Technology Research - Proposal Status: Web-Tools (Summary of Progress to Date) Website - Outstanding Developments (2014 - June)
Website Generator Documentation - Control Page . . . .

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Personal Identity (2014 - June) Status: Summary (2014 - June), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2014: April - June)    

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Text Colour Conventions

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