posted Dec 30, 2011, 7:51 AM by David Brown
updated Dec 30, 2011, 12:42 PM
2011 was another busy year here at RobertBallHughes.com. Here is a list of the major accomplishments:
- The first two installments of the Sketch of the Life of Robert Ball Hughes by Mrs. E. Ball Hughes were published at The Early Years: 1804-1829 and New York: 1829-1838. My goal for 2011 was to publish the entire journal in monthly installments but so much research resulted from this that it “slowed” me down. I may have to skip the research for now and resume publishing the remaining seven installments in 2012.
- Eleven new pages were created including: The McKeon Vase, Holkham, The Duke of Sussex, The Hon. Daniel Webster (1856), The Hon. Daniel Webster (1857), Gen. McClellan, The Bronze Statue, Silver & Goldsmiths, Silver Snuff Box, Bust of Henry Inman, and Charles Dickens.
- The major posts from the What's New blog from 2010 and 2011 were migrated to the Friends of Robert Ball Hughes blog. The Friends of Robert Ball Hughes will again be used for feature articles about Robert Ball Hughes. This change allows Visitors to quickly see what's new on the website on What's New and more detailed articles on the Friends of Robert Ball Hughes.
- A box for Recent Announcements on What’s New was added near the top of the Home page. It shows snippet views of the last three posts on the What’s New blog. You can click on the title of a post to read the full post. This new feature is helpful to new Visitors who land on the Home page and are not aware of the What’s New blog. Repeat Visitors can quickly use it to see What’s New right from the Home page.
- An Email Subscription Service was added to the website to allow Followers of RobertBallHughes.com to subscribe to new posts on the What's New blog. What's New is used to post the latest announcements about updates and revisions to the site.
- An 1839 oil painting of Augusta Ball Hughes by Henry Inman was discovered in a private collection and a new page for the Portrait of Augusta Ball Hughes was created to feature it.
- Added new images of the Mia Bella by Georgina Ball Hughes.
- A new digitally-enhanced image of the watercolor painting The English Gypsies by Eliza Ball Hughes was added.
- Numerous pages were revised with new information.
- Added a Google +1 button at the bottom of the sidebar for Visitors to recommend indidvidual pages from the site on Google Search and to share on Google+. Try it today!
- Created a new Silhouettes Exchange website to bring Silhouette Buyers and Sellers together at http://silhouettes-exchange.blogspot.com/.
Wow, I was really busy!
HAPPY NEW YEAR