The Happy Valley web site celebrates 21 years
of service in summer 2017 - it was one of the first million or
so web sites available in 1996; today there are literally billions
of sites. I, Tim Boddington, started out with a couple of dozen
pages, now there are around 1,000, with over 50,000 page hits per
month! The technology has moved on tremendously over the years,
both in the method of displaying pages and the languages and techniques
for writing them. Many pages are now dynamic, created on demand
from a database, and capable of being maintained on the road via
smart phone so enabling instant update.
Thank you very much for using the Happy Valley web site,
please keep coming back! I hope it provides you with the information
you seek. If you would
like additional information to be made available here please let
me know, or send it to me for inclusion!
Tim Boddington, Webmaster, August 2017.
Happy Valley - the future is here
Your webmaster is noticing the passage of the years! (I admit to being
somewhat over 70.) I recognise that there is a need
to hand over to someone younger and brighter and I am
delighted to say that just such a person has come forward!
He is Neville Bester who already provides the Macclesfield
Outdoors and Bollington
development) web sites. Neville has also written and
published two popular walks books, one each for the Vale
Inn and the Poacher's Inn.
Neville and I are taking the opportunity, as a part of the handover,
to transfer the site to modern web development technology
using the very popular WordPress (WP) content management
system (CMS). Started in April 2017, this work will take
a few months after which the new site will replace
the existing site, but retaining the same address. Once
that has happened, further development will take place
with Neville adding new pages and reorganising some
of the existing pages. I will further develop the history
pages. WordPress provides the ability, for the first
time on the Happy Valley site, to have multiple editors,
each limited by the security system to managing their
own pages, and there will be opportunities for some groups
and individual contributors to have, and maintain, their
own pages. More on this once the facility becomes available.
Many thanks for using the Happy Valley web site!
Tim Boddington, Webmaster Emeritus,