Additions and changes to the main website will go here.
Irishpapermoney.com was originally created in the long ago era of 800x600 monitors, and the 56k Modem
being the fastest connection domestically available. Those of us who remember the bad old days of the web when your over-priced dial up would drop its connection when your upload/download was at 98% (necessitating reconnection and starting again) well appreciate the current joys of even a slow broadband connection. The web site was optimised for these modems. In the current era of faster connections, irishpapermoney.com deserves an upgrade to take advantage of this increased speed. Page sizes will also be increased.
The website is modular in its construction, allowing for sections to be added and removed without disrupting the smooth functioning of the rest of the site. Thus, irishpapermoney.com is about to undergo a service Life Extension upgrade to add new content and modernise the overall structure, bringing the site to Version 2.0.0 overall. The appearance of irishpapermoney.com will not be significantly affected, though it will be slightly slower to load after the addition of all the new stuff—the slowdown will hopefully only be noticeable to those of us with 56k dial ups.
Visitors who would like to suggest enhancements or adjustments, now's your chance!
Comments here, or by email to lists AT irishpapermoney DOT comChange PhasesPhase One
: 100% complete as of 19.09.15
Main structural revamp. All pages will be increased in size from 580px wide to 960px wide.
One layer will be removed, with text content merged with pictorial content and links on introduction pages. Back end changes to support this. New sections will be added to the Old Notes area.
Navigation system will be adjusted to suit new structure. Many new images will be added and existing images will be upgraded from .gif to .jpg. Lightweight .gif were used to speed up loading on 38k and 64k modems. Even slow smartphones are faster than these were, so gif images are essentially obsolete in this usage.
Phase One initial will go live, with various pages being upgraded on a peicemeal basis as they are ready. These upgraded sections will be listed here as they are uploaded.
Phase One final will go live with the bulk of pages being changed in one upgrade.
New sections will be added to the Old Notes section in this upgrade, adding the remaining banks.Phase Two
: 100% complete as of 26.02.16
Main back end structural revamp. Mostly links being added, and an upgrade of the main links page to make it more relevant.
• Addition of google search boxes — completed 02.09.15.
• Addition of a broad range of Irish notes for sale — cancelled. Mail order
implemented instead. 100% complete.
• Completion of Main Links page upgrade — completed 26.02.16.Phase Three
: 50.05% complete
Addition of extra images to existing web site structure.3A — 100% complete
• Addition of B Series banknotes View By Date section — 100% — completed 30.04.16.
• Addition of C Series banknotes View By Date section — 100% — completed 02.05.16.3B — 1% complete
• Addition of a large number of new images, mostly to the Old Notes section, and a restructuring of this section. Images scavenged from the web over the years. Many of these were simply not available 5 years ago, when work was last done on the old Notes section.
Phase Three B will happen gradually.Phase Three tasks in progress
—Bank of Ireland sections on 1918-1921 notes currently being upgraded. Start
: 18.12.16. 30% complete.
—Bank of Ireland sections on 1922-1928 notes currently being upgraded. Start
: 18.12.16. 10% complete. Phase Four
: 0% complete
Addition of new sections on the Private banks, generally pre-1835.
Phase four will start with a basic Introductory section, onto which will be added sections with notes from various banks.
The section on Private banks was started about 9 years ago, and paused shortly thereafter.Additional New content
: constantly underway
Addition of new sections to the website—these sections will also undergo expansion subsequent to their introduction.
1. Grading Guide
2. Design VariationsChanges summaryPhase One upgrade27.03.15
• Ploughman proof pictures
• Main Navigation page
• Historical introduction
and Old Notes introduction
• Ancillary Issues
upgraded. This section covers Limerick Soviet Notes and Ballykinlar Tokens.10.05.15
• Upgraded the Contact Pages
, and the About Ireland
• Euro Page
• Northern Ireland Page
• New pages added to the Old Notes
section. This completes the first half of Phase Three for this section.02.09.15
• google search boxes added to all primary web site pages.19.09.15
• Upgraded the offsitelinks
page.Phase One upgrade completedPhase Two upgrade 06.11.15
• Added a page to the History section with A brief history of the Irish joint Stock banks of note issue
• Main External Links
page upgrade completed. The links page is now a summary of all external links used throughout the entire website, as well as a list of external resources.Phase Two upgrade completed Phase Three upgrade underway 22.03.16
• B Series view by date
and C Series view by date
• Added several new images to the Bank of Ireland Old Notes section, Series F and Series G (1918–1921)
completing the section by known notes.Additional New content
: constantly underway
Addition of new sections to the website—these sections will also undergo expansion subsequent to their introduction.18.08.15
• Added a guide to grading
Irish notes, suitably illustrated with some 10 shilling notes.25.07.16
• Added a Variations in Irish Banknotes
includes a section on the Mulberry Variety
, and on the 01X and 02X prefix £1 notes
, dated 11.3.63.