Ackadia has been gradually growing since 1998 and covers news, views and resources on computers, web design, games, education and general interest. The main emphasis of the site however is web design and the IT industry.
Essentially, Ackadia is a huge help-file for my family, friends and any and all visitors. It is updated as often as I can and will eventually hold over 10,000 pages of information.
If any of my links are broken or start with pop-ups and “inappropriate” adverts please let me know and I will remove them instantly. Ta!
Needless to say, for obvious reasons the archives are left warts and all, with the annual revisions general starting late spring – May usually. To avoid duplicate data and other issues I have limited it to just keeping the home page, mostly. If you are interested, for Ackadia or any other site, the Internet Archive Wayback machine has over 200 snap-shots of us, going back to the year 2,000.
/archives/1998-v1.00a/home.html > 1998 – version: 1.00a – And it shows
/archives/1999-v2/home.html > – version: 2.0 – HTML 3.2
/archives/1999-v2.1/home.html >”>1999 – version: 2.1 – Minor changes
/archives/2000-v2.2/home.html > 2000 – version: 2.2 – New look
/archives/2001-v3.1/home.html > 2001 – version: 3.1
The first to use CSS and validated HTML 4.01
/archives/2001-v4/home.html > 2001 – version: 4.0
Improved Design, expanded content
(2002 – no change)
/archives/2003-v5.2/home.html > 2003 – version: 5.2
Moved to XHTML 1.0 transitional and CSS v2
Begin looking at accessibility issues
/archives/2003-v5.3/home.html > – version: 5.3
New design, improved accessibility
Focused on colorblind friendly colour schemes
/archives/2004-v6/index.php > 2004 – version: 6.0
Finally changed over to using PHP
Moved to fluid CSS 3 column layout
Added Google Adsense in July 2004.
/indexv7.php > 2005 – version 7.1 – last xhtml build.
Moved to XTHML 1.1 strict and ‘AAA’ accessible, removing almost all tables
Reorganised menus to be more intuitive and user friendly
Optimised file names, titles, headers and content for improved search engine ranking
Broke down pages to load faster, less scrolling, easier to read
Vastly improved consistency for look and feel for all pages and sections
(2006 to 2013 – v7.14 – no great change)
Moved entire site across to WordPress (on Genesis framework)
Several iterations later, via shared, VPS, and dedicated servers, and yet another move, and now running on a business class managed server. Image archives are a mess, but no fast fix for that, so it’s as and when for missing images.
Hint and note:
You cannot (could not?) restore a backup from a Vaultpress (WordPress.org) to a (Vaultpress) WordPress.com host, there are significant compatibility issues, most notably images and all image structures are lost!