Monday, October 13, 2014

The New iWhipple.org

Note, October 24, 2018: The iWhipple.org web site is now the Whipple Database https://db.whipple.org

A week or two ago I upgraded the experimental iWhipple.org web site (note the leading "i" in the domain name). It is powered by version 10.0.2 of The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG). Before the upgrade, iWhipple.org ran on version 8.

I'm feeling much more positive about TNG 10.0.2 that I did about version 8. Here are some of the changes--some of them provided by TNG itself, and others the result of custom configurations.

Home Page

I was never much of a fan of the old light blue theme. This version provides 14 templates to choose among. (The current template is number 14.) I included a photo of the interior of St. Mary's Church in Bocking, England, where brothers Matthew and John were baptized in the 1590s; they arrived in Ipswich, Massahusetts in 1638.

Maps

I never allowed myself the time to sufficiently tweak the maps on the Whipple Genweb (genweb.whipple.org). Specifically, I never completed adjusting the zoom level to show all the locations of an individual's event places if they were far separated. On the iWhipple.org site, when (for example) a person's birth and death places are on different sides of an ocean, the map zooms out to display both places.