Most of you know, I just dabble at web programming. So, for me, it's been a bit daunting but an opportunity to learn something new.
And, it didn't turn out too bad. See the new look for yourself — Offroading Home (version 2). Lots more color and a bit more "offroadsey" look. Whadaya think? Please leave a comment.
For awhile it'll be a work in progress as I make the changes to one page at a time — the re-programming is no small task. However, a good thing is that I've been able to break out some of the many images that I have of the many places we've ridden.
Currently the home page has the Gold Butte Wash Road as a backdrop and images from our rides up Toquop Wash and Flat Top Mesa, north of Mesquite, as callout images.
I do have to apologize to any of you who still use Internet Explorer version 6 because not all of the effects (transparent image backgrounds) show up correctly. I am NOT one of those arrogant, adolescent web programmers who have decided to deliberately "bring down IE6" by not even trying to work around the differences. I've actually tried to make it work, but it just won't do the image transitions AND the background correction at the same time.
You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated.”
So, if you really don't have a compelling reason to keep the old ball-and-chain version then now that they've fixed all the problems is a good time to upgrade (for free) to IE version 8. It's faster, safer and best of all — makes a lot of web sites look a lot better! [And, if I were you, I would get the real version not the ones phonied up with special links by Google and others.]