Welcome to the new and improved Fiddaman Australia website.
In 2003, even before it became fiddaman.info, I started the original website using Microsoft FrontPage. In 2018, the site was reconstructed using WordPress, although some components of the old site still remain. To complete the picture, I have also included some valuable family and personal history pictures prior to 2003.
The header on every page is randomly select from a large number of my pictures that were suitable for trimming into the banner shape.
The Recent Posts area (above, to your right) shows only the most recent 5 months of news and pictures. While WordPress lists them in reverse order, most recent at the top, the content of each post is in chronological order, with links at the bottom of each month to the previous and next months, so that you can easily jump to the next one and continue the flow.
The Archives (at the bottom, also to your right) are a full record of the material here. Because the archive is a collection of everything published in that month (which on this site is just the one post), you don’t see the links to previous and next. However, you can get these and follow the flow by clicking on the shortened TITLE of the post up near the top of the page, just under the “month”, which takes you to the POST for that month. Clear as mud, right?
There are a few other things on the right that are either really cool, or useful to me or to the people who search for them.
Finally, try to ignore the bit that says that I published the post on a particular day, which is faked anyway. It’s the only disadvantage of this theme, which does everything else that I want it to do! It’s wide open, allows the randomised banner at the top and the stuff I want in the sidebar.
To finish off this page, a quote from way back where the site started:
“You don’t heal from the loss of a loved one because time passes,
you heal because of what you do with the time.” Carol Staudacher
I would venture to suggest that I have used it well.