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UK Almanac?
« on: July 11, 2021, 09:22:26 »
Is there a UK Almanac? Or has anyone created one?


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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 09:47:35 »
Hi,

We do not have a UK almanac for the moment. Ancestris is the result of volunteer work only. If you are willing to contribute, it would be great !!!

It does not take long. It just consists of putting events in an excel spreadsheet in a given format. Choosing the events and making that list is the main work.

If you are keen to help, I will tell you the format to produce.

What do you think ?

Best regards,
Frederic

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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 10:41:18 »
Yes, I'm up for that. I had a look at the help page but if you have some tips let me know.

Thanks.

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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 10:55:54 »
Hi,

Great !!!
I have sent you an email with the file to fill in.

Many thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Frederic

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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2021, 11:49:33 »
OK the UK Almanac is looking good in the latest version.

Except, that there is another visibility issue.

The markers on the timeline are so thin that they are hardly noticeable and the "sensitivity" area for the mouseover to bring up the dialog is very narrow.



In the dialog itself, at the bottom, there is the field that displays the country, but it is prefixed by the label (in English) "Colors:", something lost in translation here.


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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2021, 11:53:07 »
Hi,

We will see what we can do with the markers' size.

Regarding "Colors", not sure what you mean... You would prefer: "Colours" ?

Cheers,
Frederic

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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2021, 11:59:22 »
I would have expected it to read "Country:"


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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2021, 12:03:44 »
Yes, indeed.
The thing is that each country can be of a different color. And because the list is obviously a list of countries, saying "colors" it signals to the user that he can change colors. In order to save space: "Colors" was more concise than "Country colors".
Does it make more sense ?

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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 12:05:45 »
I understand the logic now. However, is it not unlikely a user will be including two different countries events in a timeline?



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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2021, 12:12:48 »
If you take a country like Belgium, you could want to see Netherlands, Belgium and France information.

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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2021, 12:13:45 »
OK, you're right!


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Re: UK Almanac?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2021, 14:15:57 »
Yes, indeed.
The thing is that each country can be of a different color. And because the list is obviously a list of countries, saying "colors" it signals to the user that he can change colors. In order to save space: "Colors" was more concise than "Country colors".
Does it make more sense ?
Yeap, but I guess, mygrove's idea would be more meaningfull by reading "Country(ies)" instead of "Color(s)".
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