Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Website Wiped

Today, I finally did something I have been planning to do for a couple of years. I deleted all the Liuzhou Laowai website apart from the blog and a couple of small side routes. Should you try to access any page on www.liuzhou.co.uk (other than /wordpress) you should see something like this.

I have also deleted thousands of images – of course I made back-ups first. For all practical purposes, only the contact page should be functional.

I started the website 18 years ago as an information resource, because

a)  There was nothing on the internet about Liuzhou in English.

b)  I wanted to learn how to build a website.

Today, the site was looking very tired and amateurish – no surprise there – it was built by an amateur. A lot of the information was also out of date. And the whole caboodle was bloated and hard to manage.

So now begins the Herculean task of rewriting it from scratch. I’ll try to forget what was there before and make it more relevant to today. I’ll also change the format. I’m still deciding what to cover (all suggestions welcome.)

It is important to me that the site carries information useful to anyone intending coming here – either for a week or to stay a while, but also useful to those already here.

Anyway, I hope to complete the bulk of the work by September, but it is, in a sense, an unending task.

. This entry was posted on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 6:30 pm and is filed under About Liuzhou, Computer Stuff, Internet Stuff, Liuzhou Life. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

One Response to “Website Wiped”

  1. Neil Maxwell Says:

    Dear Laowai
    I didn’t expect to find anything in English either.
    Many thanks for your pages, keeps me in touch until I return.
    Zi jian

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