New on Gwulo: 2021, week 48

Submitted by David on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 17:00

A look at what's new on the Gwulo website...

 

General
 

I'm currently working on the upgrade of Gwulo.com to the next version of the Drupal software that runs the website. The first stage was to migrate all the data from the current site to the new version - all the photos, people, places, etc., and all the connections and tags that link the different pages together. That work is finished - or at least I know how to do it, which was the time-consuming part. There will be another migration needed when it is time to switch over to the new website, but that should just take a few days.

The second stage of the project is to maintain as many as possible of the current website's features. Time to get programming!

The first programming job was to recreate the 'Zoom' we use to enlarge photos. Unfortunately this feature wasn't included in the new version of Drupal, but I'm happy to say I got our own home-made version of Zoom working over the weekend. My programming skills are definitely rusty, but they'll get better with practice.

So, lots left to do, but we're moving in the right direction.

 


 

Places
 

 


 

People
 


 

Photos
 

No 51 SIR ALEXANDER Hung Hom 11 90 x.jpg
No 51 SIR ALEXANDER Hung Hom 11 90 x.jpg, by degahkg

 

The Kellett Island c1860.jpg
The Kellett Island c1860.jpg, by PaulO

 

Old Plans of Kellett Island c1878.jpg
Old Plans of Kellett Island c1878.jpg, by PaulO

 

Commodore’S BUNGALOW, The Peak, Hong Kong 1920's
Commodore’S BUNGALOW, The Peak, Hong Kong 1920's, by Kingscollections.org

 

Speech6.jpg
Cpl. William (Billy) Poy, by HK Bill

 

27 Kennedy Road 鄧鏡波大宅, by richardwonghkbook3

 

Ocean Bar,Wanchai, by m20wc51

 

1970_2-year anniversary issue fourseas bowling alley.jpg
1970 2-year anniversary issue
fourseas bowling alley, by simtang

 

1954 Luard Road
1954 Luard Road, by moddsey

 

1959 Garden Road - Sloping Brick Wall
1959 Garden Road - Sloping Brick Wall,
by moddsey

 

Hongkong Ice Company's ice wagon
Hongkong Ice Company's ice wagon, by christoph

 

Fountain Public Gardens.jpg
Fountain Public Garden.jpg, by christoph

 

Late 1940s Wanchai waterfront air, by Eternal1966

 

Kennedy Road Houses 1949 annotated
Kennedy Road Houses 1949 annotated, by Eternal1966

 

Southorn Playground 1949
Southorn Playground 1949, by Eternal1966

 

It's worth zooming in on this last one, as it has lots of detail:

RAF KAI TAK guide cartoon
RAF KAI TAK guide cartoon, by IDJ

 


Click to see all recently added photos.

Thanks for the suggestion. OpenSeadragon would work well, but I'll be using the Leaflet library for zooming images on the new site. We already use Leaflet to display and zoom in to maps on the Gwulo website, so it'll be less work to use that for images too.