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©Barry Carter 2002 - 2021


Updates to Barryoneoff.co.uk.

Website created: September 2002

Latest update: November 2020

November 2020

Major makeover.
Spent a few minutes a day during the Covid-19 lock down making changes. It’s taken eight months but I was in no hurry.
The main change is that I’ve hopefully made it simpler for smart phone users by dividing into three columns. The difference to laptop and desktop users is that you will have to read each column downwards from the left instead of reading across the page.
Also a complete change of look. Different colour scheme and much simpler layout.
There are a few additions to the site. The main one is a page for the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park on the Mile End section.
I’ve made lots of minor changes and added some more recent photos.
Added page for Meath Gardens.

Another complete overhaul.
Changed the layout to simple white background and made the whole layout much less crowded.
Reduced the size of the text to get on pages without making them excessively long.
Improved the navigation and made many, many minor changes and updated some photos and text.
One major change is the removal of photo gallery pages to cut the size of the site down a bit. Instead, I have incorporated smaller galleries into the pages of the site. These are presented in Light Boxes. For larger photographic content I have linked straight to my albums on Flickr. This saved a lot of space as well as allowing many more photos to be shown.

March 2018

February 2015

Updated the City Gates page after finding more facts while researching. Finally added the latest lord Mayor from November 2014 to the list of Lord Mayors and after so many years got round to adding a site map.

Slight adjustments to the user interface . Smaller font and brighter background shade. Fixed a couple of bugs. Only one new article added this time: Postman’s Park. At the foot of People and places (3)

January 2014

March 2013

Another overdue update. Major changes to the layout with a completely new style. Much plainer now. Less fussy and unnecessary décor. One change is to the image galleries. I converted them to light boxes with slide shows available if required. This saved me having to create a new page for every picture.
Navigation is  a different style but basically the same as before with fly out sub-menu buttons. I have also added fly outs to the related links in the left hand columns. Additional content added on the Church pages. Additional content on the Statue pages. Additional content on the People and places pages.
Added a complete list of Livery Companies. Updated the list of Lord Mayors. Added more photos in various sections but will gradually replace the existing ones with better quality. Scrapped the Mile End Park page and incorporated it into the Mile end one.
There are a few more changes that I may have left out of the list above. I would appreciate it if you would contact me if you come across any errors or broken links etc. Thanks for coming and enjoy the rest of your visit here.

A long overdue major update. The main difference is that I changed from 800 pixel width to 1024 pixels. I kept to fixed width format in order to have more control over the final appearance in different screen widths.
Right; technical jargon over. The main content changes have been in the City of London section. There are too many additions and alterations to list here but one of the larger is the churches section. Still not complete but I’ll get there eventually. There are also some WW II bomb damage photos accessible from the City of London page.
I found an old photo album with some photos to enhance the 1950’s pages and will add some more when I scan them. I’ve also added a search facility at the bottom of each page to enable you to search both this site and the web. One other trivial thing I had to do was design a new set of navigation buttons; the others were too large, and as the drop down menus got longer I had to make the buttons smaller!
This update has been a major task for me and some errors may have occurred. Please let me know if you find any errors!
The old Stock Exchange and Manor Park galleries are still in their old 800 pixel format, as I need to be in a very patient mood to rewrite these. I’ll get round to it one day hopefully.
Once again, can I remind you, that the East End Forum is always happy to get new members no matter where you are based. Please pop in and have a look round.
One other thing I feel I should mention in passing, is that since the last web site update I have managed to qualify as a fully qualified City of London Tour Guide. You can find out more about this here, at City of London Walks.info

November 2009

Updates made to the site