27 May 2016

New Josef Jakobs Website in the Works

It's time for a change.

For the last few years, I've had the Josef Jakobs website hosted on Moonfruit. It was easy. It was cheap. But a few weeks ago, I got a new laptop with Windows 10 and McAfee Anti-Virus. I tried to update the website and McAfee had a snit-fit and told me it was not a safe site. Come again? I overrode McAfee eventually but... the experience made me pause.


Moonfruit has been urging me to update my site to HTML5, but I've heard that it muddles up your website quite badly and... I didn't really want to deal with that. Plus, I've been meaning to rejig the site for a while. The News section is getting ridiculously long and confusing (even to me)!
 Josef Jakobs website - screen shot (Moonfruit)
A bit of research revealed that the old version of Moonfruit uses Flash which is apparently quite susceptible to attacks, hence the McAfee alarms. Well then, if I'm going to have to upgrade Moonfruit and go through the hassle, why not move elsewhere?

Sooo... I have been researching other website builders: WordPress (.org and .com), Wix, Weebly, etc. After much to-ing and fro-ing and dither-ing, I've settled on one. At the moment, I am busy moving content from the Moonfruit site to the new one. Once that is done, the final step will be to get the domain address transferred. Keeping my fingers crossed that will go smoothly.

The new host is expandable, so I might eventually get around to hosting a store-front (when the book gets published).

In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of the new look... home page (trying to keep a similar look to the current site).
New and improved home page for Josef Jakobs website - coming soon



And a sub-page of the News section

Up and coming new look for the Josef Jakobs website



1 comment:

Lao Ou said...

Hi Giselle.
I'm researching the saboteurs infiltrated into Britain during WW2 and found your site whilst researching Josef. There are references to him having annotated maps of RAF airfields near Peterborough. Any idea which?
Whilst no sabotage equipment was found where he landed and no mention of sabotage appeared in what I've read, did he receive sabotage training in Hamburg?
And his lady friend - was she really parachuted into England in 43 and murdered? Ist I've heard of it.
Well done on the blog - GREAT STUFF.
Regards, Bernard (fquirk202@aol.com)