It’s all change around here

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York Stories

You may have noticed that York Stories looks completely different. I hope it looks like an improvement. It should look particularly different if you’re viewing it on a tablet or laptop, perhaps not so different on the small screen of a phone, but I did my best on that too. If you notice anything disastrous – ie it has collapsed into an unreadable mess, please let me know, as I can’t test it on all devices and browsers.

More important, probably, than how it looks, there are several improvements I’ve been wanting to make for a long while.

  • Comments are now on the front page of the site
  • All the older pages (around 220 of them, from 2005-2011) are now also open for comment
  • Popular pages and current ‘hot topics’ are easier to highlight and group
  • Navigation has been improved and it should be easier to find things
  • There’s a much better search function

I couldn’t bring everything into the new design. The oldest content, from 2004, has been left as a self-contained archive from that year.

Which, of course, is almost a decade ago. Long time.

I’ve carried on with this website because I think it’s important to have this record of York from a resident’s point of view. Increasingly of course it’s not just my point of view, it’s yours as well, via the comments.

With everything that is happening in York at present there’s a lot to comment on. And of course many small details and ordinary things to focus our attention on too. I still keep finding things I’ve never noticed before.

I hope you find the new setup an improvement. I’ve things still to do, some issues I hope to sort out, but it’s over a month now I’ve been working on this and I want to get these pages open for comment without further ado.

. . . . . The above was drafted on the 4 December … there have been a few more days of ‘further ado’, and much of it has possibly been much ado about nothing, and there are still many problems to sort (a result of trying to make nearly 10 years of content in two different formats fit together). Anyway, here we are. Well done me. :)

About Lisa @YorkStories

Lisa @YorkStories is the creator, administrator, and writer of content on She can be contacted on this link or via Twitter, @YorkStories
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  1. Well done you Lisa indeed,Enjoyable,Interesting and Refreshing.Must have been darned hard work!!

  2. This site continues to be thought provoking, fascinating and an interesting & excellent read. Now it looks even better! Many congratulations and and here’s to (at least!) another 10 years of showing us the other sides of a City we both love

  3. Thanks for your kind comments. It has been a long and emotional journey …

    Particularly at around 1am when the browser kept telling me that my 301 redirects had resulted in an endless loop that would never complete … Sorted now I hope. Can now get on with photos, words, that kind of thing. Thanks again for your support.

  4. Looks great Lisa.

  5. Fantastic work Lisa! I’m amazed at the depth of your research on historical and contemporary issues. You must have a team of elves helping you! Keep crackin on with the work. May I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

  6. Yes, that’s what I need – a team of elves! :)

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