Greetings to my handful of regulars and I hope you have been finding the site useful and interesting. As of this writing, there are 240 historical Apollo documents from the “Tindallgrams” collection available for viewing, with approximate 230 remaining in the queue. I am tentatively aiming to have these remaining documents transcribed by the end of July this year. In the meantime, there are a few things I would like to give you a heads up on:
I have made some alterations to the formatting of this site when viewed on mobile. Previously, the site always aimed to fit 80 columns of text in order that the formatting of the documents be preserved. This, of course, would result in crazy small font sizes on mobile but I figured you could always rotate your phone to landscape to get readable text, which worked for me.
This has now been changed to conform with various ‘Best Practice’ guidelines which recommend not using font sizes below 16 pixels. As a result, the original formatting will be lost on mobile as text will be wrapped as required to fit on the screen at this minimum font size. Tablet users should not be affected.
This change has been made because it appears my original decision is basically preventing anything interesting from this site showing up in a google search, and I feel there is not much point doing all this work if nobody can find it!
Planned navigation changes
This site is far from as usable as it could be, I will be the first to admit. The biggest problem I can see is the lack of inter-document navigation. I have recently implemented a mechanism to include cross-references to related documents inline, but at the moment these relationships need to be manually found. I am working on some tools to automate this process.
Additionally, I will be aiming to introduce a threading system so you can traverse “up” or “down” through a thread of related documents. For example, the “Fourth Mission “D” Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting” would be upthread from “Fifth “D” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting—don’t miss Paragraph 5; it’s great!” and vice-versa.
If you, as a user of this site, have any suggestions of how I could make this site easier for you to use, please let me know in the comments, or email me directly.
Well, that’s it for now! Standby for LOS.