Changelog

We aim to continually develop and update www.SHETLAND.org to ensure our visitors have the best online experience on our site. Following the website launch in July 2015 we have recorded all the changes and enhancements that have been made.

Content Changes

DateChange
2016-07-18

Discover Our Past

New sections added for:

2016-01-06

Health & Social Care

New content created to highlight the opportunities and benefits of working in the health care profession in Shetland.

Case studies include:

Susan Bowie a GP in Hillswick
Andy Kinnear an NHS dental surgeon

Development History

VersionDateChange
1.3.182017-08-08
  • Kast radio player upgraded to v1.3.1
1.3.172017-08-02
  • OpenWeather Map integration amended to use a proxy cache
1.3.162017-07-31
  • Main menu tweak for automatic hide/display of items depending on publish status
1.3.152017-07-05
  • Instagram links and integrations updated to use @60north_shetland username
1.3.142017-05-05
  • Video players amended to provide option for DaCast embeds
1.3.112017-04-13
  • Improvement to thumbnail generation image quality
1.3.102017-03-17
  • Video Channel pages amended to allow option for Disqus comment widgets to be added below the players
1.3.82017-02-27
  • Video Channel pages amended to allow option for Facebook comment widgets to be added below the players
1.3.72017-02-03
  • Added Google reCAPTCHA to competition forms to prevent automated entries.
1.3.62017-01-27
  • Bugfixing to Shetland in a Box Widget ahead of Up Helly Aa live stream.
1.3.52017-01-24
  • Webcams section top banner image size increased
  • Homepage Top Picks thumbnails improved
1.3.42017-01-24
  • Webcams banner slot amended for display of Up Helly Aa 2017 broadcast graphics
1.3.32017-01-20
  • Web-redirects prepared for Up Helly Aa Broadcast
1.3.22017-01-19
  • 'Shetland in a Box' widget styling improvements
  • Radio 'Kast' player upgraded
  • Videos section amended to allow other video stream types to be displayed in the lightbox players
  • Performance improvements
1.2.152016-12-15
  • Comments Archive section created, and new Disqus thread opened in the webcams section for improved performance of the Disqus widget.
1.2.142016-11-08
  • Homepage weather widget updated, and amended to display timezone
1.2.132016-11-03
  • Shetland in a Box widget bug-fix for layout issue in Internet Explorer 10
1.2.122016-10-21
  • Webcams and Video player layouts amended to increase the video player size on desktop screens
1.2.112016-08-10
  • Search function expanded to find and return more results
1.2.102016-08-03
  • Video channel stream selection menus added, for where multiple streams available (eg. for alternate audio streams, or different camera angles)
1.2.92016-08-02
  • Listings grids bug-fix for Safari browsers to correctly handle layout when zooming-out using browser zoom
1.2.82016-07-29
  • Newsletter generator amended to allow editors to customise the text link colour on each newsletter
1.2.72016-07-28
  • Radio 'Track History' feature amended to insert links to iTunes store for tracks available on the store
1.2.62016-07-26
  • Radio players changed to use 'Kast' player
  • 'Listen Again' feature added to allow administators to add Mixcloud and Soundcloud embeds in the radio section
1.2.52016-07-21
  • Changelog page added
1.2.42016-07-20
  • Things To Do menu adjusted for display on small viewports
1.2.32016-07-08
  • Discover Our Past section added to the Things To Do menu
1.2.22016-07-08
  • Homepage slideshow, and internal page header images, amended to always fill the screen on Safari on desktop when zoomed-out
  • Main menu amended to display in a single line on Safari on desktop when zoomed-out
  • Homepage slideshow refactored
1.2.12016-06-27
  • Webcams landing page amended to display with a thumbnail grid
1.2.02016-06-25
  • New video and radio platform officially launched

1.1.342016-06-08
  • Radio page styling amended for display of 'other ways to listen'
1.1.332016-06-02
  • Instagram widget on homepage re-written for new Instagram API
1.1.322016-05-31
  • Radio pages tweaked for display of 'track history' and 'other ways to listen'
1.1.312016-05-30
  • Radio section updated with new players and a new separate track history display
  • TV section renamed Video
1.1.302016-05-23
  • 60N Magazine subscriptions checkout interface updated with revised design
1.1.292016-05-17
  • Webcams player settings for video stretching amended to ensure correct ratio always maintained in fullscreen
1.1.282016-05-16
  • Webcams test page for administrators revised for compatibility with latest JW Player release
1.1.272016-05-10
  • Shetland in a Box player feature added for administrators to optionally set streams to be muted by default
1.1.262016-05-05
  • Online Map page improved for display of new Caravan and Camping listings
1.1.252016-05-02
  • Webcams bugfix for display of ads when switching between different cams
1.1.242016-04-22
  • Power from North short url added for http://www.shetland.org/powernorth to redirect to http://www.shetland.org/60n/blogs/power-from-the-north
1.1.232016-04-18
  • Listings code added to allow for Caravan and Camping listings (and key), and Food and Drink listings, to be inserted on the website
1.1.222016-04-13
  • Webcams bugfix to ensure caption within the player updates correctly when switching between cameras
1.1.212016-03-30
  • Webcams stretching settings modified to stretch Puffincam stream to fit the full player space
1.1.202016-03-28
  • Webcams interface re-coded to use javascript for switching between the different streams, rather than separate page loads (though keeping the existing URLs), significantly improving speed when switching between webcams.
  • Webcams and TV workaround applied to alleviate bug in JW Player where a user's preferred volume level, set by a user adjusting the volume in a JW Player, is not otherwise being remembered following a page refresh.
1.1.192016-03-16
  • Disqus comments widget amended to ensure 'sponsored stories' are not displayed
1.1.182016-03-10
  • Bug-fixes and refactoring code for header images, main menu and search bar
1.1.172016-03-01
  • My Shetland Collection functionality added to allow users to download their starred articles as a PDF booklet
1.1.162016-02-22
  • Radio player amended to display channel logo in player area for audio streams
  • 60N section logo amended to use higher quality version, and with an alternate higher resolution version for high-dpi displays
1.1.152016-02-18
  • Webcams players amended added to allow for different captions to be displayed within the players (to replace the default 'Live Broadcast' text)
1.1.142016-02-17
  • Server-side code refactored to improve page generation speed
  • Optimisations for browser and server-side caching
  • Webcams amended to allow multiple streams within individual players, selectable using a playlist button
  • Webcams bugfix to allow webcam description text to overflow into extra space if needed on tablet-sized layout
1.1.132016-02-04
  • Blog posts amended to allow for authors to add longer summary/extracts
1.1.122016-02-02
  • Bug-fixes for 60N Magazine online subscriptions
1.1.112016-01-25
  • My Shetland Collection ‘basket’ functionality refactored for improved page load speed
1.1.102016-01-24
  • 'Shetland in a Box' widgets launched for allowing third-party websites to embed the Up Helly Aa live broadcast
1.1.92016-01-24
  • Webcams template amended to allow administrators to add banner adverts above the webcam players
1.1.82016-01-22
  • Up Helly Aa 2016 live broadcast page launched on TV2
1.1.72016-01-13
  • Webcam, TV, and Radio 'JW Players' amended to use players associated with new JW Player account
  • Videos pages amended to use Youtube embeds rather than JW Player
1.1.62016-01-11
  • Static resources (images, css, javascript) now served via a content distribution network
1.1.52016-01-06
  • TV3 upgraded to use JW Player v7 player to fix issue with playback of 'Collecting Vintage Knitwear with Kate Davies and Ella Gordon' video
1.1.42015-12-16
  • Recipes blog posts amended to add 'print recipe' functionality
1.1.32015-12-15
  • Events pages functionality added for administrators to optionally configure 'Add to calendar' buttons
1.1.12015-12-14
  • Things To Do listings grid amended to bullet-proof layout to handle various quantities of text for each listing
1.1.02015-12-14
  • Code repository updated, labelled for start of next phase of planned enhancements
1.0.202015-12-09
  • Homepage slideshow amended to allow administrators to specify 'image focal point'
1.0.192015-12-01
  • Webcams amended to default to HTML5 player, rather than Flash, in compatible browsers
1.0.182015-11-04
  • 'Shetland in a Box' widget launched, integrated into the Visit Scotland website
1.0.172015-10-15
  • Main menu code amended to help ensure 'About Shetland' dropdown closes when mouse leaves the dropdown area, and to improve the styling of the menu for display on small screens
1.0.162015-10-08
  • Webcam players updated to use JW Player v7
1.0.152015-10-06
  • Buy online page and functionality added for Shetland Wool Week bag
1.0.142015-10-01
  • Webcams option added for website administrators to specify 16:9 or 4:3 ratio for the video players
1.0.132015-09-26
  • Pay for View Video functionality added to TV3 channel ahead of 'Collecting Vintage Knitwear with Kate Davies and Ella Gordon' live broadcast
1.0.122015-09-03
  • Buy online page and functionality added for Shetland Wool Week annual
1.0.112015-08-24
  • Newsletter generator functionality added for administrators
1.0.102015-08-21
  • Video section player downgraded to JW Player 6 to fix compatibility issue with Youtube videos
1.0.92015-08-21
  • 60N Magazine page styling amended to remove header area
1.0.82015-08-21
  • Bug-fix for grid layout of video thumbnails on TV1 page
1.0.72015-08-18
  • Blog posts recipe layout improved
1.0.62015-08-17
  • 60N Subscription url redirect added for http://www.shetland.org/60n-subscribe to redirect to http://www.shetland.org/60n/magazine
1.0.52015-08-11
  • 60N Subscription code amended for improved handling of cancelled and refunded subscriptions
1.0.42015-08-07
  • TV pages player upgraded to JW Player v7
1.0.32015-08-03
  • Blog post alert email template styling improved
1.0.22015-07-28
  • Webcams adverts amended to all consistently open in new tab/window
1.0.12015-07-21
  • Webcam players amended to use HLS streams only, allowing option for administrators to add nDVR functionality
1.0.02015-07-17