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Webpage History

Older issues of this webpage





Like every webpage the Wolfshead Squadron Homepage has seen a lot of overhauls, minor and major additions, design and URL changes in the past.

While browsing my hardrive I discovered a couple of older versions of this webpage and I'd like to share them with you. If you're a frequent viewer of our webpage you might recognize a few of them.

You're welcome to browse those old webpages and to check them out as they were at the times they went out of service. So no matter if you're just nostalgic, curious or looking for compromising material or ammunition for the next flame fest (some do, honestly), feel free to look around.

 

Please note: All historical webpages will open in a new browser window!

 

One of our first webpages

White Squadron's very first Homepage, when we stuck our nose out of FSCOMBAT in CompuServe and made our first careful steps into the Internet.

Date:

December 1996

Webmaster:

Jane Nagatomi

 

My first try ...

When Jane Nagatomi retired as Webmaster and White CO we just moved Jane's original page to another Geocities Account, before moving the page further on to Sherry's Ourworld Webspace on CompuServe. Meanwhile I worked on refurbishing the page design. My HTML-skills at that time were just rudimentary and I've never been an artist. So the entire result was laughable at best. Here is one of the first drafts of the start-page and I think we even dared to go public with it <g>. 

Date:

January 1997

Webmaster:

Michael Stauber / Sherry Krenzel

 

This one was more presentable ...

After learning a little more about HTML and JavaScript I finally overhauled the startpage some time down the road. It was probably in April of 1997. Also, with the Ourworld Webspace being unaccessible more often than not we decided to move to http://www.benimar.com/white_squadron. I think we kept the design of this particular startpage for almost a year until we switched over to the frameless Datapad-Style with the Frigate in the middle. This particular copy of the page is almost complete and most of the links should work. It was backed up at the time when the startpage with the frameless Datapad-Style Frigate went public.

Date:

February 1998

Webmaster:

Michael Stauber / Sherry Krenzel

 

Getting playful, aren't we?

This particular example was just a try to add a little more life to the startpage. I wanted a frame-like behaviour for the center of the page, where an animation was supposed to run. But without a frameset, which was the real challenge behind it. So I tried different approaches, like imbedding a browser call inside the document, used an Applet (took too long to load) and finally switched to the <IFRAME>-Tag, which got the job done. If you happen to use Internet-Exploder. Netscape users saw just the same old, same old page. :o)

The animation itself consisted of a little HTML and JavaScript, nothing flashy yet. With 70% of the visitors using Netscape at that time I thought it was pretty pointless to put more effort in that type of design and removed it quickly afterwards, switching back to the older design without the imbedded frame.

Date:

February 1998 - #2

Webmaster:

Michael Stauber / Sherry Krenzel

 

Wolfshead Squadron emerges from the ashes ...

In April 98 White Squadron faded away and we made our transition to Wolfshead Squadron and another URL change occured. So most references to White Squadron were removed from the webpage (unless where they were required in a historical sense). This is the oldest copy of the first Wolfshead webpage that survived all the transitions from one computer to another.

Date:

July 1998

Webmaster:

Michael Stauber

 

The frameless webpage retires. Last chance to see:

In March 99 the style of our webpage changed to the fancy and framed layout. So this here was the last version of the old frameless Wolfshead Squadron webpage and was backed up when the developement of the framed version was finished. It was also the last page to be hosted under the old URL of http://smd.net/wolfshead, as we then moved on to http://wolfslair.org.

Date:

March 1999

Webmaster:

Michael Stauber

 

Help, my head is spinning! ;o)

From March 1999 up to October 2000 we used the so called fancy and framed layout. It used a lot of really weird JavaScripts to protect images and to redirect people to the correct pages if they had followed a direct link to a normally framed page. The frameset itself was a good looking, but complicated mess and navigating this mazelike contraption of a webpage was difficult at best. Maintaining and updating the site was simply a nightmare. But take a look yourself, if you have a JavaScript capable browser, which is a must! :o)

Date:

October 2000

Webmaster:

Michael Stauber

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