A significant update to ggstereo.org adds many requested features, along with a design update to boost its usefulness.
Since the last Panoram was distributed in November 2021, our competition results have been shared only at meetings. Our new web site corrects this lapse by replacing the Panoram with a blog. Competition results will be made available more quickly, and past scores are archived. Recent competition results appear on the home page, and archived posts can be browsed with the sidebar “Post Archives” and “Post Categories” links.
A frequently requested feature that we’ve experimented with on past iterations of ggstereo.com is a monthly gallery of stereo photos. In the past, managing online galleries was a pain. This time, a no-frills design will make adding and maintaining galleries a reasonable chore for the webmaster. Open Division and Special Division galleries are posted monthly in a universal (left-right-left) format. The online galleries replace those that appeared in the Panoram, except that we now have the space to list all competition entries, not just the highest scoring ones.
Kindly browse the galleries and let me know if you spot a misattributed stereo photo.
Speaking of the Panoram, a beefed-up Panoram archive now posts PDFs of past Panoram issues for download, dating back to 2000 (with many gaps). The Panoram remains an excellent stereo photography resource and records the history of our organization. Thank you Harold Baize for your substantial contribution of back issues, and for reminding us that the Panoram was awarded a first place award by the PSA when Harold was editor (see the certificate on the page). More issues will be added as they become available; please scan and share your back issues to be included in the archive.
Less sexy but still critical, the GGSS Handbook is updated to reflect our current state of virtual meetings and job responsibilities.
A restored SSL certificate eliminates the scary “this website is unsecure” message that greeted many visitors to ggstereo.org. The site is built from the ground up on WordPress, based on their new Twenty Twenty Two theme and buggy Full Site Editing tools. New photography accompanies pages like “About,” “History,” and “Competitions,” and a prominent “Next Meeting” block on the homepage has a Zoom button that’s hard to miss.
I think this new web site represents us well. Thank you for your patience during this transition.