New Look, Fully Realised!

on Sep 21, 2014 | 0 comments

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It’s been a long time coming but finally it’s here! The site has been completely overhauled, not only making it more visually appealing, but also making it work on all devices, be they phones, tablets, laptops, etc.

The New Look

New Look you say? Been a while since I last visited the site you say? Finding it difficult to remember what it used to look like? Fret ye not! Here’s a picture of the main header/menu area of the old site to remind you.

As you can see, there’s been a massive change to the site with the new design!

old-site

Old Site Design

Don’t get me wrong, I really liked what I did with the site back in 2010, and if I hadn’t been doing other bits to the site I probably never would have touched it again. That said, since the site was put together things in the world of the interwebs have changed a lot, especially when it comes to the ridiculous number of devices people use to view websites these days.

The new design should work, and look good, on all devices, well, from what I’ve tested anyway, so if you do find something that doesn’t work quite right then please drop me a line letting me know what’s not working and what device you’re using to view the site…ta!

The new site is a lot more visual compared to the old one. If you look at the blog posts for the walk you’ll see what I mean. Each post has a featured image I took that day, which is nice.

I won’t bother listing all of the changes as you’ll only get bored. Sufficed to say it’s a drastic change from the original site, but I hope you like it and it makes reading the site a lot easier, regardless of what device – phone, tablet, PC – you’re using.

Information, Information, Information!

It’s been a long time coming but all of the information, facts and figures from my walk are now all fully documented here, finally making the site everything I first imagined it would be.

With everything that’s been going on these last few months, getting rid of some millstones from around my neck has been priority number one, and this site not being finished is something that’s caused a weight on my shoulders for a very long time now. As with a lot of things, life managed to get in the way and I never made it a priority to get this story completely told and finished – and I don’t mean that in a bad way as the last few years have been amazing! It is now and I couldn’t be happier with the final result.

Not only have I re-plotted every day’s route starting/finishing where I stayed to give me a more accurate record of the miles I walked each day, I’ve also plotted the terrain/elevation information for each day too. Hopefully this will give you some idea not only of the miles I had to cover each day but also how demanding the lay of the land was each day.

If that wasn’t enough, I’ve re-edited all of the photos on the site hopefully getting the best out of pictures my little camera took as I made my way up the country. While I did that – which was no small task I can tell you – I also added a couple of hundred photos I didn’t post before so even if you’ve looked at the photos before it might be worth looking through them again.

I’ve also added information about the maps I used, costs of doing the walk, and an interesting(?) breakdown of various statistics related to the walk, some of them really rather scary!

It’s been a labour of love getting everything finally done and dusted, and I can’t thank Shelli enough for putting up with me while I did what I had to do with the site – thanks honey! – but I’m hoping this effort will help to remove some of the weight from my shoulders and will now allow me to concentrate on other things.

You don’t need to log in to look at everything on the site. If you had an old account – needed to add comments – I’ve currently locked them all for security reasons.

If you want access to your old account then let me know and I’ll unlock it for you.

Enjoy!