Following a couple of very frustrating days of attempting to build my new home page on Yahoo, I decided that the better option would be to begin downloading all the pages--both the real page and the html version. Since geocities is closing at the end of October, less than a month away, saving all my written research became the most important task. This has taken me a week of work in between my employment and the daily household chores.
Now, I have my entire geocities home page saved in my computer and on an external hard drive. All surnames are in individual files. Actually, I am more organized than I have ever been with my website!
While downloading, I have noticed how outdated much of this published research is. And, the quality of the photos is dismal. Perhaps in the end, this has been beneficial. It will give me the opportunity to rewrite many of the biographies and update them with new research. Now that I have a newer scanner, the photos will all have to be rescanned and edited.
It looks like my next step will be back to the work of building the pages on Yahoo. I have downloaded their site builder program. I have to play around with it to figure out how to use it. I have noticed that when I tried to build a page directly from the Yahoo file manager, that I was not able to edit it. In the past, I built all my own pages in file manager using html and when I wanted to change or update, it was a simple process....just click edit and make the changes. The new file manager does not allow this. The little edit icon did not appear beside my designed page, but it does appear beside pages created with the site builder program.
Is there anyone else out there migrating their websites?
More work is needed. Stay tuned!