If anyone has a good trip they have (or haven’t) written up, this is just a reminder that we would be very happy to put it up under Articles.
The best structure is the simplest one – a single long linear page where the pics are within the text. The pics should be 900-925 pixels wide (no real height limit). No frames or any other fancy HTML. No font names. Use bold, italic or underlined text as per normal HTML. No style sheets
We can then import it quite easily.
When I do my writeups, I try to make it easy because I tend to do quite a few of them. I start with the wx data (which was saved before departure; a very quick process) and the photos. I then go through the photos and remove any “personal” ones or other ones which I don’t want to publish. Most people don’t want their photos published, especially not with their name underneath the photo (google makes use of such associations!) so if you are publishing photos of your colleagues, get them to agree first. Then I select a few “main” pics which will be in the writeup itself. In my earlier writeups, all the pics were in the main writeup, but later on I used a smaller number and separately dumped the whole lot into a picture gallery (which is easy to generate using various tools e.g. the free one in any old version of Photoshop, or Juicebox). Otherwise, if you send me your pics (ideally 1000-4999 pixels size) I can generate a gallery from them for you – example – in seconds and send it back to you.
The pics then drive the writeup words. This is a big help because most people, including myself, could not write anything of any length on their own One just doesn’t know where to start. You just choose relevant pics and comment on each one.
Then throw in some wx data, if relevant.
Thanks for this and the treasure trove of amazing articles! I was fascinated to read the story of the ferry trip from SA to London, having just spent three weeks in SA and day-dreaming about how a GA trip might look. I imagine the route would be straighter now, 20 years on? Or maybe not…?!
Definitely, yes, very many thanks, and sorry for the late reply as I was on holiday and saved some tasks for when I get back
That’s brilliant – many thanks. We will put all these up shortly. I am waiting for one more to be finished
Bumping this thread
There must be quite a lot which I have overlooked…