The match is struckThis poi site was first created using the software package "Front page" by Microsoft®. It went under the url of www.juggling.co.nz as that was a url I had purchased earlier. The site was uploaded and went live on 26th October 1999.
First navigationOriginally used the built-in button making functions of the "Front page" program.
Our first poi discussion boardThis poi discussion board went live on 7th February 2000 and was used until 12th December 2000.
It was set up on a Microsoft server using the built in "Front page" server discussion board. It did the job quite well in the beginning. And so the site grew to the extend that this type of discussion board was no longer suitable.
The page was getting too long and took ages to download using a slow connection. The search button funnily enough never worked but being created by Microsoft it probably was never meant to .
Gotta love "Microsoft® Paint"I used "paint" to draws out some neat little site characters and some funky navigation buttons in 2000. Unfortunately these took up too much of the screen and pushed the content too far down.
I also made some funny animated GIF's like the talking couple above.
Image taken from the old poi shop
A picture drawn by me (Malcolm Crawshay) depicting our diversity as a group with a common focus (Yes, I am colour blind, and proud of it)
A smaller navigation comes about with new drop down menus in 2001KISS or "keep it simple sweet heart".
A little dragon greets those entering the shop in 2003.
Archived files as at April 2004The following modules have been archived for historical purposes.
Big changes for May 2004The web site had become very "piece meal" with many modules spread across 4 different servers and operating systems and thus unable to talk to each other. In November of 2003 it was decided to start again from the ground up to develop a new totally integrated web site with one login giving access to all features. A new look with many features as suggested by users and customers.
Drop down menus are finally compatible with most browsers. Six months of hard work and the new site is ready for all to see in May 2004.