NCSD Webmaster Updates

Pictures pictures ugh pictures – 2018-06-23

It has been long debated on quality of pictures vs. speed in which they are loaded while accessing them via gallery from each meeting.

I’ve made the decision to move all pictures from individual meetings/conferences to Flickr, instead of uploading them onto the ANS server.

This has a few advantages and disadvantages

Flickr auto compress images and optimize them between size and speed
Less space taking on ANS server for hosting the pictures
Flickr has better user interface

Images are not in one location, and it is up to the webmaster to know where it is
Images are hosted under MY personal account, and access to other website administrator is difficult

Anyhow, I’ll allow comments on this post (if anyone… would event comment that is) for those that wish to discuss this.

Honors and Awards – 2018-02-24

With inputs from Larry, I’ve manually compressed the pictures for full screen viewing, as well as having a separate resized image for grid display, this should help the loading of images on slower connections.

Honors and Awards

With inputs from Larry, I’ve updated some pictures associated with the Honors and Awards page. Without knowing the person, it is difficult to figure things out when someone accepts awards for someone else

minors updates

Haven’t been on for a while, provided minor updates to the 100 word summary as well as Pioneer Scholarship page.

Home page and Meetings page

The HOME page and MEETINGS page now have blog style posts which allows for easier website management.

Webmaster Update page was also updated to add the webmaster bio and website ideas.

Committee purpose statement

The Purpose section of each committee provided by Deborah Hill was included on each committee page. If any needs to be updated to include more details, please let me know via comments to this post. Also, ideally, the page should also include responsibilities, as well as membership (see Program Committee page).

Ning Zhang

Ning Zhang


Ning Zhang joined the Communication Committee around the summer of 2016 (although the exact date he cannot recall) as a backup for Larry. He quickly realizes that the effort of maintaining the ANS NCSD website was not an easy task as walk in the park…

Learning how to manage the website is something that he had to learn quickly, and quickly he did. In the process, he crashed the ANS NCSD website a few times, but with the help of ANS head webmaster, the site was able to be restored with no data loss.

Working under the Communication Committee, Ning implements many improvements to the ANS NCSD website with the directions from the Communication Committee chair.

The day-to-day job consists of keeping existing information up-to-date, disseminate any new/relevant information, and not to crash the website by installing too many plugins.

When not breaking the website or other mischievous actions, Ning like to be 1) non-productive, 2) drink coffee, 3) eat steak 4) drink beer 5) shoot trap. Not in that order.

Got a new idea for the website?!

The intent of the ANS NCSD website is to provide relevant and useful information to the NCSD members and public at large. If you have any great ideas that would like to see being implemented on the website, let us know by commenting on this post!