did you get started with your site?
Our site started in July 2000 during school holidays, I
did some web pages using
Microsoft Home Publishing and Mum filled in some boxes to upload it to the internet
but it didn’t work, that was the first attempt.
The second attempt was on MSN Communities, but you have
to build your website online. You can
click here for www.msn.co.uk and
click on the link for MSN communities and you can make your own website
Mum has a friend called Keith (he does a website for grandparents -
www.silverhairs.co.uk and so
Mum looked at his website on how to do your own website and register the
domain name (that’s the website address) the name was free but you need
some software to upload any new web pages on to the website so that was
the third attempt.
Is there a lot of work involved in
updating the website?
Yes, but since this website started nearly
eight years ago, the site has grown to
around 200 pages. My mum , who does all the “technical design
stuff” for the website has done web design courses and now does all the
work and updates on the site.
The site has become very popular over the
last eight years and in August 2001 was mentioned in "Web User" (a national
computer magazine) and in September 2001 was featured in
"Look Local" (our
local newspaper) and has also been mentioned on CBBC and the
section has been featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire's "website of the day" ,
since all this publicity the site now gets over 500 hits a week!
August 2001: Web User
11th August 2002:
CBBC, BBC 1
The website was mentioned on CBBC on BBC 2
at around 8.00am
November 2002: BBC Radio Lincolnshire
The Halloween section was mentioned on BBC Radio Lincolnshire as
"website of the day"