Change Log keegan.wiki July 2019-August 2020

It has been some time since I updated the Change Log for keegan.wiki. Here are updates from July 2019-August 2020.

Added link to blog post about Nixon impeachment coverage to Watergate page.

Completed update of Copyright of all pages that make up the site.
I have to do for each individual page because I’m using free editors and the update feature in the templates for Dreamweaver and other editors never really work that well.

Put site files and folders on GitHub as backup.
The Repository is private.

Added Dred Scott book chapter to Antebellum America page. Additionally, corrected mistake in CSS added missing UL tag.

Added Hitler’s Legions in America article link to World War II page. Additionally, I updated link to Stalag 17 web page in both the lesson plan and the web activity.

Background is now visible on United States vs. Burr page. There was an extra bracket on the style sheet before the body style, which kept the background from this displaying.

I have begun the construction of web pages for the unit on the 1950s. All the webpages will go in the 1950s directory.

Need to put main image in figure tag as a background so I can have 1 image size for phone and 1 image size for desktop. Check Ella Baker CSS.

(1) Updated Copyright year on all templates. (2) Added Office Icon 2018 to images folder. (3) Added 1950s unit folder to site. It contains project files except for CSS.

(1) Completed the design and layout of the 1950s index page. (2) Moved DuckandCover.css to a folder inside the 1950s directory. (3) Create a new image for viewing on mobile screens.

Completed first lecture page. Could not embed presentation because that requires people to sign in the SharePoint, which defeats the purpose of the entire website. I will use the main image from each section and link to the presentation.

Completed design and content for Politics, the Cold War, and Korea page.

Completed construction of the Politics, the Cold War, and Korea page. Moving on to Section 2 the Second Red Scare and McCarthyism. I am making just about as much progress as I expected. It seems that hyperlinks cannot be pasted as blocks of code in Visual Studio code. Each link must be individually constructed.

I have yet to figure out why the above occasionally happens. It is not consistent, which is why I have a total of three code editors on my machine.

Completed Section 2 page. Additionally, made changes to the link styles hyperlinks are now more consistent looking.

I completed all the content for all the video pages, but I still have to create the pages themselves.

I completed the content for the third section of the lecture.

Added link to lecture in the navigation menu of United States vs Burr page.

Added link to lecture to the navigation menu on the Watergate page. Completed Duck and Cover video page. Started Section 3 Consumer Culture page.

Completed Section 3 Consumer Culture page. Added two sizes of the main image for this section.

Completed Section 4 Civil Rights page. Now I have to move on to the main video page and the three other video pages that need to be completed.

Completed Point of Order page.

Duck, Cover, and Conform America in the 1950s is complete.

Added lecture link to the navigation menu of all pages.

Change Log jgkeegan.com July 2019-May 2020

I have not publicly updated the change log for some time. Below are the changes made to jgkeegan.com from July 2019-May 2020.

07/21/19

I updated my Groucho Marx: The Writer page adding several new links and updating the HTML code. One of my oldest articles, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find new links to add to the page; or even links that still function.

07/22/19

Corrected an error in the text of a link on the Groucho Marx page. Additionally, checked links on the Star Trek page and added two new links; and a new video. Also updated links on the Sherlock Holmes links page.

08/16/19

Corrected minor typo and added missing tag in two spots in Decolonization and Indochina paper.

08/19/19

Corrected minor typo on Teaching Resources page.

08/24/19

I corrected a problem with the index page. Apparently, I put my generic folder index page in the root directory of the site. So, for the last seven days, there were two index files one HTM and the correct one HTML. The server is keyed to HTM. Once in the index.htm was in the root directory that became the index page. I must be more careful using FTP in the future. Because of the way I corrected the problem, Git did not recognize the change and there was nothing to commit. I changed the text color and font of the letters section on the Groucho Marx page.

08/29/19

Updated link to expression web on purpose page of the Constitution Unit. Changed copyright date on Mr. Sherlock Holmes page. Updated resume.

12/26/19

Created a Master List of pages as well as lists for categories such as education, portfolio, articles, papers, and the like. Additionally, I have begun updating the copyright year on each page because I’m using a free HTML editor.

12/28/19

Completed updating copyright year on all articles and miscellaneous pages.

Completed updated copyright year for all pages in the category forensics which includes all Sherlock Holmes pages.

Completed update of copyright year for all pages in the category Education as well as the following: the Prisoner, Star Trek links, templates, and In the News.

12/31/19

Started work on updating the copyright year on the pages that make up the Launching of a New Constitution.

01/01/20

Completed updating all pages that are part of the Launching of the New Constitution.

Updated all papers.

02/11/20

Updated link to Judgment Day PBS Nova, which is part of the Intelligent Design Links Page. The old video was taken down due to copyright restriction.

04/08/20

Completed updating all pages under the category Doctor Who, which completes the Copyright update for the entire site.

04/18/20

New directory reviews and new pages and CSS files.

04/20/20

Added new book review Ella Baker.

05/25/20

Fixed minor typos on the following pages: Cholera and Aftermath which is part of the article United States, Japan, and Pearl Harbor.

Movement of the Keegan Podcast

Last week, I changed web hosts from Network Solutions to Hostwinds. Because Network Solutions gave me some suggestions that broke my self-hosted WordPress sites. Additionally, hosting WordPress has gotten too labor-intensive. So, I have chosen the premium option at WordPress.com. It gives me the ability to have a custom domain (keegan.blog), and it has 99% of what, for me, makes WordPress attractive. Furthermore, I came to the decision that there is no need for a separate podcast site. The Keegan Podcast is now part of  The Keegan Blog. As a result, the podcast can no longer be updated through iTunes. But, no one listens to it anyway.

New URL and new host

I have change the URL for the Keegan Blog: keegan.blog. I have also changed hosts. While 90% of the blog transferred properly, I still have a punch list. Please bear with me as I fix these minor issues. Thank you for your patience. Additionally, if you find a post that isn’t functioning properly, please leave a comment; and let me know.

My hope is that this change will remove some of the backend problems I’ve been experiencing with the blog.

Trouble with Dynamic Web Template

Back in July, I changed web design programs from Expression Web to Dreamweaver Creative Cloud. As a result, I had to recode the dynamic web template that I based the majority of my site on. At the end of every year the copyright has to be updated. 2016 has to be changed to 2017. That process should be a simple matter of updating the template, saving the changes, and the program should update the pages that use the template automatically.

I have updated the main template and save the changes, and I thought the program updated the pages that use the template. However, some pages updated and some pages did not, and I have no idea why. This problem is slowing the responsive design update.

Still Updating to responsive design

Last week, I picked up my responsive design project where I left off. In earlier post I described the beginning of the project. Since November, many of the pages in the site have been updated. There is still a lot of work to be done. This week I changed design programs from Expression Web 4 to Dreamweaver Creative Cloud chiefly because I wanted to use the full capabilities of CSS 3 and have them recognized by my design program. To put it simply, Expression Web 4 is 10 years old and shows every bit of its age. It’s so old in fact that Microsoft is giving it away for free. I have tried Visual Studio 2015, and it takes too long to install; and comes with too many features I will never use.  

Dreamweaver Creative Cloud is subscription service, so I will have access to updates as they become available. It is standards compliant and the user interface is not that different. In the end, markup is mark up and code is code. Dreamweaver should I serve my needs for the foreseeable future. Switching to Dreamweaver has created some issues. The most annoying one is that the program uses a slightly different syntax in its dynamic web templates, which means I cannot create new pages based on my existing templates. Furthermore, all pages based on existing templates must be updated after I create new templates based on the different syntax, but all of those are backstage updates. 

Most of my major content pages have been updated. I still have some structural pages to update, and I am considering updating the Doctor Who Episode Guide and keegan.wiki as well as other sub-sites. Additionally, I still have a great deal more to learn about CSS 3. I am still having difficulty mastering flex box and float.

Recent office 365 update is causing me problems

Update

January 13, 2016:

Apparently, all the broken links to the documents and presentations that I maintain in OneDrive for Business are now functioning. However, if you have problems accessing any of them, please email me.

At some point in the last few weeks Microsoft updated OneDrive for Business, which is where I store all the files that are linked to from my websites. Because of the update any link that is more than a month old is broken and does not function. The only fix for this problem is to update each link. That is,  create a new link for each Word Document and PowerPoint Presentation  and Excel spreadsheet on all my sites, which is going to take a great deal of time. How much? Who knows.

If you have trouble accessing a Word Document, PowerPoint Presentation, or Excel spreadsheet please email me and let me know. I will send a working link as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

 

 

 

Converting to Responsive Design

Back in August, I started the process of converting some of the pages in my website to responsive design. I may put up my notes on the process later, but for now I have completed nine pages. I do not know if I will convert my entire site. I have been reluctant to move to responsive design because most of my pages were, I thought, already designed for most smaller screens. The Doctor Who Episode Guide works well on an iPad mini screen, but not as well on an iPhone 5, iPhone 6 , or an iPhone 6 Plus screen. Even so, the Guide is one sub-site I will, most likely, not convert and there is some other content such as my Portfolio, the Launching of a New ConstitutionTeaching Resources, and keegan.wiki. The thing these pages have in common is they were designed for professional use where laptops and desktops are common, and for the minimum screen size of an iPad mini. The Doctor Who Guide and my other Doctor Who content does not fit into that category.  However, its present format is the best way to display the content at this time.

A majority of my recent content, however, is blog posts and articles, and is slowly being converted to responsive design.The following is a list of pages that have been converted so far. I, probably, should not have used a table.

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Title

URL

1

Home

http://jgkeegan.com/home.htm

2

Copyright

http://jgkeegan.com/copyright.htm

3

Forensic Science Links

http://jgkeegan.com/sh/forsicl.htm

4

Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Has Its Place

http://jgkeegan.com/shirer.htm

5

Groucho Marx: The Writer…

http://jgkeegan.com/groucho.html

6

DNA Dragnet: Constitutional?

http://jgkeegan.com/dna.htm

7

Articles

http://jgkeegan.com/articles.htm

8

Intelligent design is not science

http://jgkeegan.com/id/id.htm

9

Intelligent design Links

http://jgkeegan.com/id/idl.htm