Webmaster technical news about the site

Also see our What's New Page for new content (articles & sermons) we have added.

January 13, 2014

January 25, 2013

January 25, 2013

January 23-25, 2013

January 16, 2013

January 1, 2013

  • Updated site copyright notice date

December 1, 2013

November 22, 2012

  • Updated the Links section

Throughout 2012 - tweaked the - MP3 Audio Sermons section

February 26, 2012

April 5, 2011

  • Updated the main page using some CSS for layout.

March 28, 2011

March 24, 2011

October 24 2010

October 15, 2010

January 6, 2010

October 12, 2009

  • Removed many of the online links to comply with google SEO.
  • Removed the News and Newspaper links pages.

September 7, 2009

  • Added a Share This link on each page of the site

September 1, 2009

  • Nothing much added to the site besides the weekly stuff. I have been out of commission for the past 32 weeks. Read about it here.

September 4, 2008

June 20, 2008

  • Redid the footers on each page, made to look consistent with all the grade A browsers.
  • Redid the About Us page.

June 17-19, 2008

  • Continued tweaking code site wide.
  • Fix tons of HTML code in the Audio section. Cleaned up the appearance of the various sections.
  • Continued to tweak code site wide to make the XHTML valid.

June 16, 2008

  • Removed new "Accordion Style" Featuring Section Menu - too "fancy" for my liking.
  • Used valid XHTML code to embed Adobe Flash on main page. (Using swfobject javascript code.)
  • Fixed some main structural coding on he main template to make the site now have valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional & valid CSS 2.1 code.

June 12, 2008

  • Created a new "Accordion Style" Featuring Section Menu on the right side of the main page using CSS & Java Script - seems to work well with both Firefox & IE7.

June 11, 2008

  • Created a whole new header system for the online publications section using CSS.
  • Reorganized the layout of the main publications page and all the subsections many it easier to read and find articles.
  • Included the new search feature on the articles pages.
  • Tweaked the coding of our various forms (search, contact us etc) to render better under IE6 & 7.
  • Totally redid all the HTML code on the Vicki Porter Godly Poems Section. Used a two column setup with special CSS coding for a neat background and a signature line effect.

June 3-9, 2008

  • Continued to tweak code (removed <font> & more) on many pages to bring code up to modern standards using CSS.
  • Created Flash movies on main page for upcoming events & recommended ministries.
  • Hours spent learning new flash software :-)
  • Created page for more information on upcoming events.

June 2, 2008

June 1, 2008

April - May 2008
It has been a while since I logged any administrative changes to the site. Recently I have spent many hours (too many 8-) ) working on the site.

  • The front page has been overhauled:
  • Created an integrated search tool that is not available from all pages not just the main page
  • Fixed the html code for our links pages.
  • Fixed the html code for our bulletins page
  • Fixed the html code for various other pages (spent hours on this)
  • Created a new what's new notification blog with a built in fully automated system for notifying subscribers when new content added to the site.
  • Changed the html coding on our ministries pages. Added new header nav bars for moving between the different ministry pages and put back the main LH nav bar on these pages.
  • Created an interactive events calendar using google calendar
  • Created a new audio preaching section for Classic Preaching
  • Created new custom error pages for 403, 404 & 500 error messages
  • Made the overall look of the various pages on the site consistent using CSS coding
  • Updated the missions page adding new missionaries and changing the order listed from continents to alphabetical.

January 9, 2008
Removed the online calendar - it had too many security problems. Looking for a new one (Note: new one added 5-08).

September 14, 2007
Revamped our About Us page and installed an embedded google map to the page. Nice feature to help people find our church. The map will give directions to our church.

September, 2007
Been a while since I made note of work done to the site. Much has been done in the background to keep the server running smooth over the summer. For our staff I have installed Spam Assassin and spent tons of hours tweaking it to deal with reducing SPAM on a server wide basis. These are things of course that no one using the site would notice. Also modified much code, trying to get the site up to date in using CSS, many old pages still use obsolete FONT tags and such. The site has been online for ten years now and there is tons of files! Also trying to get the site xhtml code friendly.

February, 2007
Worked on updating our ministries section - added few new ministry descriptions.

January, 2007
Moved our server to a new data center. We are still with he same ASP, but we moved from Houston, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia. The move has put us on a brand new server - dual core dual processor RAID 10 set up. We also updated our package - more RAM - more bandwidth - more Hard Disk storage.

July 20, 2006
Updated our Worldwide Missions Page - added a dozen or so new prayer cards & pictures. Updated some support & contact information for various missionaries. Also added the five new missionary families we took on for financial support. All five were at our last mission conference. Our Faith Promise for this year is the most ever!

July 20, 2006
Someone sent an anonymous email to us griping about our site counter registering with each page click - so I removed the counter. We do not need one any ways. I may make a site statistics page for those that are interested in those type of things. This site is pretty busy and gets a good amount of traffic considering we are narrow minded - old fashioned - fundamentalists and many in this world and the USA are devil pleasing - live for themselves liberals. :-)

June 25 - July 6, 2006
Brand new feature for our Worldwide Missions Page. New separate pages for each of our supported missionaries was created with detailed information on each missionary team or endeavor. This will allow us to keep up to date information on each of our missionaries available for you. Those missionaries that send their prayer letters via email will have the letters placed on their individual pages. If you see any typos or information that is out of day - PLEASE let me know via our contact us page. No typos are too small to report. This took me may hours to get online. I know some of the info is out of date already, as we receive new prayer cards and letters I will get the material updated.

May 7, 2006
We are switching over to using Windows Media Encoder for all our online sermons. We no longer will use Real Media's file format for new material. Slowly I will convert the current three plus years of sermons to the Windows Media format. Most computers can use Windows Media right from the get go without having to download a player to listen to the sermons like one must do with Real Media.

February 5, 2006
Tis 12:27AM, worked over 90 hours this week mostly on the server and the various sites hosted on it. It has been one long week, but I have enjoyed moving over to our new more powerful server. Well, church in the morning and I am up well past my Saturday bed time - hey dummy - what - it is already sunday - get to bed - ok! Goodnight!

February 4, 2006
Verified DNS settings have propagated throughout the world. They have, we are live. Site was only down for a short time and email for a bit longer - all looks well on the server side. Now, if only I will not crash it as I have full control over it. We have the ability to compile our own server applications and install them - including the core operating system.

February 3, 2006
Finished moving files and My SQL db's, tested various PHP app's and said, "hey let's go live" so I changed the DNS settings with our registrar to point to the new server.

February 2, 2006
Starting moving files and MySQL data bases to the new server.

January 31, 2006
Ordered a new web host for the site. It will be moved to a VPS - Virtual Private Server, will be more powerful with more resources, and will handle more bandwidth along with greater cpu and ram allocations.

January 25, 2006
Updated our ministries pages. Had some wrong info in there, Bro. Carl Barr pointed out to me I had the wrong info on the seniors ministry. See Carl I fixed it - I know, I know you told me a couple months ago - but I just found the note! Also added a new write up for our Hopevale Ministry.

November 25, 2005
Yahoo! Finally finished updating all the article pages to the template of the site. All of the articles now should have a FBBC header on top of the page. I worked on this from 9am this morning till right now 12:23am.. Phew... 15+ hours. I think I be crazy!~

November 25, 2005
We put together a page that shows all the countries that have visited out site here over the years. Click here to view it.

November 24, 2005
Added a PHP based interactive Calendar to the site today. All our church activities can be viewed via a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly calendar.  Removed for security purposes 1-08.

November 21, 2005
Reorganized the Real Audio sections. Made new headers and separated the main preaching sections by year.

May 15, 2005
We understand that not everyone likes installing Real Network's Real Player on their system. Many ask if we can put our sermons online in Mp3 format. We still believe Real Media is the way to put our messages online. We can get more sermons online this way. Good news for those who do not like the Real Player - you can download and install another freeware program called Real Alternative. Real Alternative will allow you to play Real Media files without having to install Real Player. All Real Media formats (.ra .rm .rmvb .ram .rpm .rv .rp .rt .smi .smil etc.) are supported, including streaming content and Real Media content that is embedded in web pages.

Click here to download this program.

February 11, 2005
Updated our ministries pages to include all of our current ministries. Short descriptions of all ministries are now included on the three different ministry pages: Ministry Index, Ministry by Age, Ministry by Day. Some new individual ministry pages where created (Benevolence, Children's Church) many more still to come.

February 3, 2005
Moved Marriage 101 Seminar to our Real Audio Special Series Section.

January 31, 2005
Worked hard on getting all of the articles on the site changed over to the new style. ALMOST COMPLETE! Worked for 5 hours on Friday, 5 on Saturday, 4 on Sunday, and 14 more hours today! My eyes are burning, but I am determined to get this site all updated and running with the new style! Only have Dr Hyles books and sermons left to do. After that will be working on getting our Ministries Section completed. The site now contains over 1,000 files! Our Missions Director is currently helping me get our Missionary Section completed. Phew been doing this site since 1997 and it just keeps growing. Thanks for your feedback, suggestions, and comments.

January 29, 2005
Added a new section to our Free Online Articles Section, US Historical Documents, also changed the layout to this section. Removed the left side Navigation Bar and made a new top Navigation Bar for each article page.

January 26, 2005
Changed the look of our various Real Audio pages.

November 24, 2004
Removed the Online Forums.

August 22, 2004
Continuing to update all of the online articles to our new site style. Much work to be finished yet.

April 24, 2004
Working on getting all of the articles from the Articles Pages reformatted to look like the rest of the site (blue & black header with nav bar on left and bottom.) Only one hundred or so more pages to update 8-)

March 12, 2004
Added pictures of covers for the booklets section of the online store. Have much to do to the store yet, I'm tired and going to bed this side of 1AM for a change!

March 11, 2004
Added much more to the online store. Tested it out and all is working fine, it seems, from my end. We are not doing this to make money only as a means of getting the material out. Many have asked how much for this, and how much for that, well it is all spelled out now. I am sure adjustments will have to be made as we go along. Not sure on shipping costs and such. More on this soon!

March 10, 2004
Working on adding a Paypal Online Store. Go here to try it out. You can log onto Paypal and pay by credit card for our Booklets, CD's & Cassette Albums. Should be working, give it a try. Will add more items to the list as time allows.

February 23, 2004
. Updated the Contact Information page and installed a new Feedback Email Form. Have a link you want us to add to our Links Page, or have you found a bad link or missing file on the site, please let us know about it.
. Changed the site templates around some, the Contact Us & Site Map Links are now on the top of every page.

February 22, 2004
. Per Rich Span's suggestion, made the top logos in the forums point back to www.fbbc.com. We now have a direct way back to the main site from our forums.
. Added 3 new themes (skins) to the forums: Chronicles, Cobalt 2.0 & xmen. Go to your profile and to the preferences section to change your default theme. Dial up users may not want to use Cobalt. SubSilver is the fastest theme to use.

February 21, 2004
. Everything is up and running on the new server.
. Created a custom "404 page not found" error message, click here to see it.

February 20, 2004
. Most of the files have been uploaded on the new server.
. We also installed a new program to automate the emails I sent out manually in the past telling those who wanted to know when we added new items to the site. We are using phpList and I like it. If you would like to know when we add content to this site click here. I promise your email address will never be given out to others.

February 19, 2004
Many thanks to Dan Ott, who hosted this site free of charge since it's beginning in 1996. Dan is a very busy man with a growing family and no longer has the time to help out. So, this week we moved all our files to our own server. I am excited about the possibilities this will allow us. I am researching many new php & cgi scripts to install to the site.                                                 

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