In the summer of 2008 I will be revamping the ePortal sites eQuesnel, ePrinceGeorge, eWilliamsLake, eNorthernBC, eLowerMainland and eBritishColumbia.
|Sustainabilty and Retention|
The new sustainability and retention area of eQuesnel is now finished. Please visit the link on the sidebar called: Our Economic Future.
|New Interface for eQuesnel|
I have changed the fixed width interface of eQuesnel to a variable width one. This variable interface will accomodate browsers running in resolutions of 640x480 to 1280x1024 and higher.
|MLA Blogs - Bob Simpson|
Bob Simpson, MLA for Cariboo North and the NDP Forestry and Range Critic, will be keeping a Blog on eQuesnel. Please visit often to keep up to date with what is happening in the life of our MLA.
|Support the CBC|
If your tired of the CBC Lockout please rregister your opinion by visiting the Support the CBC page to send an ePostcard of Protest to Paul Martins governemtn and key national newspapers.
|Terasen Gas Petition|
If you disagree with the BC Liberal Governments decission to sell Terasen Gas (formerly BC Gas) to the American company Kinder Morgan, please visit the Terasen Petition page to send an ePostcard of Protest to the Campbell Government, our MLA and the major BC newspapers. It may not be to late to "stop the sale".
It has been quite a while since I've made an entry in the eQuesnel Blog. Shame on me.
|Newsletters & Articles|
A new page has been added to eQuesnel (and its eNorthernBC cousins): Newsletters & Articles.
Most things have been put into place to begin the Cariboo-North Online Candidates Debate. The Northern Lights Cafe software has been modified to allow the Candidates to post into their own private subject area. The general public is allowed to view this area but not post. On going debate by the general public in response to the Candidates area will happen in the general discussion area.
|Community Calendar of Events Updated|
I have updated the calendar of events:
- added the ability to modify and delete items that you have added to the community calendar
- added the abilty to upload a picture with an event
- I have updated a few events with pictures I had laying around
- Added a date picker popup calendar to help with date field entry
|Auto Login Bug Fixed|
Finally got around to fixing the Auto Login bug. Thanks for your patience.
|HMC Petition Added|
On the Special Liks area of the sidebar on eQuesnel you will find the new HMC Petition link. Some Quesnel citizens are unhappy with the current road maintenance contractor and would like to affect some change.
|A Blogs Update|
:ROCKNROLL: The Blogs have been updated to allow for file uploads, show/hide comments buttons, smiley insertion, blog color schemes and auto hyperlink recognition.
- File Uploads - if you have a deluxe or executive account you can upload images and documents with your blog entries
- Smiley Insertion - In the blog entry form there is a button you can press to pop-up the smiley panel :THUMBSUP: - click on a smiley button and it will be inserted into your blog entry
- Blog Color scheme - you can pick the colors of you blog for a more personal touch
- Auto Hyperlink Recognition - if you past a link into the entry the blog will automatically hyperlink it for you
- Show/Hide comments - if there are comments with a blog entry, there will be a Show Comments button you can press to show the comments
|Community Events Calendar|
The community calendar of events was updated to better fit the site metaphor. There is also now random month access into the calendar just by clicking on a month name at the top of the calendar.
|Latest Northern Lights Cafe' Updates|
More and more postings are populating the Cafe' so a more sophisticated paging system was added. The paging system pages the topic indexes as well as the message display.
|eNorthernBC Network Project|
If you want to know what eQuesnel and the other ePortals are all about, I've finally got around to updating the eNorthernBC Network project page. You can view it uner the Special Links section on the sidebar.
|Message Board Has Been Renamed|
Cafe' Quesnelle has been renamed to the Northern Lights Cafe'. This is to better integrate eQuesnel's message board with the other 5 portals and upcoming new portals. The other 5 portals are:Once again, thanks for your patience as the ever present developments of these portals continues.
|Blogs now have paging logic|
My blog was getting a little long in the page so paging logic has been added. It behaves just like all the other paging systems in the other eQuesnel pages. There are 10 Blog entries per page and, of course, they are sorted in reverse chronological order so the latest item is always the first displayed.
|Auto Login and other features|
I'm beginning to code for the new features and it all starts with translating the old cookie into a dictionary cookie. I have already installed the dictionary cookie and you will not notice any difference in use.
|Emoticons Are Translated & Opinion Poll to be Updated|
Emoticons used in your posts are now translated into their graphical representation. Currently, just the smiley face :-) and the sad face :-( are translated. I will dig up a table of emoticon "text" representations and translate them as well.
|Quesnel Citizen/Business of the Month|
I'm gathering ideas to enhance the community aspect of eQuesnel. One thought was to hilight an individual or business and profile them once a month. Over time, these profiles would be archived (and searchable on eQuesnel) and could provide a valuable resource for Quesnel.
|Yet Another New Cafe' Display Mode|
I have coded in yet another viewing mode for Cafe' Quesnelle. I call it Topical View.
|Marketing Feedback Wanted|
eQuesnel has now been through a good Beta test time period and little things here and there have been tweaked. As a software application, it's now ready to "Scale Up".
|New Cafe Display Mode|
For those that want a simplier experience with the message board (Cafe Quesnelle) I have added a Simple Mode. When in the Cafe, choose the "Simple Mode" option in the Display Format droplist at the top of the page.
|Innovation Resource Centre - revisited|
Just got back from the IRC in Prince George. I gave a presentation on the eNorthernBC Network Project and ePrinceGeorge. I think it went over well and I have great expectations for ePrinceGeorge and the vibrant internet community in PG.