Update & Revision History
by Seamas Mac Daibhid
THIS IS an account of significant changes to the SCAdia website. Minor changes of layout or minor corrections in text or grammar are not recorded, nor are individual additions to the "Roster of Smythkepe Events".
- May, XLIX (2014) — Technical update: All reference to Webring.com is removed from the SCAdia home page. Webring has taken to hijacking my site, redirecting visitors to their site without more than a glimpse of my home page. This is not polite internet behavior, and I've cut Webring.com out of SCAdia.
- April, XLII (2008) — SCAdia 2.0 is finally published, with a new 3-column layout, more readable column widths, modern CSS page formatting, and W3C-validated HTML. SCAdia 2.0 has been tested in IE 6, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, and comes out at least mostly like I wanted it. Testing of IE 7 is ongoing. "Running a Game Competition" and "The Librarian's Challenge" are now available in PDF format. Unfortunately, I still don't have a working guestbook or mail form.
- Late March, XLII (2008) — I start once again on updating SCAdia, determined to achieve cross-browser usability. Depending on whose figures you believe, Firefox has as much as 30% of the browser market, and Safari is as high as 6%. The time has come for SCAdia 2.0.
- Late September, XLII (2007) — I begin completely formatting SCAdia, front to back, for better readability, for better adherence to modern standards, and for compatibility with Firefox, Opera, and Safari. When SCAdia was created, HTML 4.01 was only a few months old, Internet Explorer 5.5 was just being released, and a lot of people still browsed the Internet on 640x480 screens. Now Firefox has a 15% share of the browser market, and THL Moira runs a 1680x1050 wide screen. SCAdia is overdue for a facelift—but I run out of patience with the conflicting quirks of browsers before I finish.
- September 9, XLII (2007) — "The Librarian's Challenge", pulled from Smythkepe's Quest XIII, is added. Because it doesn't really fit any of the existing categories, the What-Not section is created.
- September 8, XLII (2007) — SCAdia, after much delay, is moved onto a paid host, GoDaddy.com, finally doing away with the astoundingly annoying talking SitePal ads and pop-ups that free host Bravenet kindly provided. At long last, SCAdia is advertisement-free, although the feedback pages are temporarily broken. Just as I'm feeling a bit pleased with myself, Lady Moira points out that my main page still refers to the Meridies webring.
- XL – XLI (2005–2006) — SCAdia languishes, while Gleann Abhann becomes a kingdom and I discover that Firefox gives my CSS code a completely different interpretation from Internet Explorer's.
- March 11, XXXIX (2005) — The SCAdia.org domain name is once again active—hurrah! I've submitted SCAdia to the SCA WebRing and the Meridies Web-Ring. An instant slashdotting is anticipated upon acceptance.
- March 3, XXXIX (2005) — The redesigned Guest Book is active, complete with popup ads courtesy of Bravenet.com. However, the other SCAdia pages still get only a single banner ad at the top.
- March 1, XXXIX (2005) — SCAdia goes live once again, as scadia.bravehost.com. The entire site has been reformatted and cleaned up, but the only major revisions are the omission of "The Twenty-Dollar Rag" and the Guest Book, which are both pulled for redesign.
- February 27, XXXIX (2005) — "Update & Revision History" page created. Records of revisions prior to this date are heavily (but not entirely) dependent on my highly-developed memory, which has shown itself capable of forgetting my lady's name under stress. (Naturally I became a herald.)
- February 24, XXXIX (2005) — SCAdia signs up with a new web host, Bravenet.com. Bravenet's own site produces hundreds of popups/popunders, but SCAdia seems to only get inline ads. Crossing my fingers and hoping.
- Early February XXXIX (2005) — Small revisions and additions to "The Creative Mundane" in preparation for presenting it as a class at Cracked Anvil Collegium VIII.
- XXXVIII – XXXIX (2003–2005) — Assorted revisions, primarily additions to the "Roster of Smythkepe Events," which I use as a personal reference.
- The rest of XXXVII (2002–2003) — I take a lot of naps.
- April XXXVI (2002) — SCAdia goes live; I actually begin to admit to people that the site exists. "The Red Belt Test" is added.
- Late March, XXXVI (2002) — Articles "Kitchen Chauvinism", "In Praise of Small Events", and "A Roster of Smythkepe Events" are added. SCAdia.org now points to scadia.dreamwater.net, so the domain is public.
- St. Patrick's Day, XXXVI (March 17, 2002) — The SCAdia.org domain is registered at DomainRegistry.com. The "Technical Web Geek Stuff" page is added.
- Early March, XXXVI (2002) — "The Twenty-Dollar Rag" is added, complete with audio. This was one of my main reasons for creating SCAdia, but one of the hardest to write; I'm nearly ready to go public.
- September, XXXVI (2001) — In a sudden flurry of activity, articles on "The Mouse Wars" and "The Creative Mundane" are added. But I still don't tell anyone.
- July, XXXV (2000) — SCAdia is created, as a free site on Dreamwater.net, and I begin teaching myself HTML coding. Over the next several weeks, articles on "Tigger Heraldry", "Practical Site Heraldry", "Dating in the SCA", "Running a Game Competition", and "On the Spelling of Cronicle" are created, mostly adaptations of old material from the Smythkepe Cronicle or notes from classes I have taught. The URL is scadia.dreamwater.net, but I don't actually tell anybody about it yet.
: Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, Seamas Mac Daibhid. All rights reserved. Except where otherwise specified, reproduction or redistribution of this material in any form is prohibited. SCAdia
is written and edited by Seamas Mac Daibhid
. Some material is used by permission of other authors; copyright resides with them and will be noted where appropriate.
is not an official web site of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
. and does not delineate official Society policy. While much of the material on SCAdia
is instructional or educational, much of it is provided entirely for entertainment. SCAdia
makes no claim to support the Society's substantially educational purpose, and should not be considered to reflect upon the Society directly. SCAdia
is also not an official web site of the Shire of Smythkepe
or the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann