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Offline Rob Lightbody

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Cunard's QE2 website
« on: Jul 03, 2013, 05:16 PM »
Preserved on my computer, I have, I think, the entire QE2 section of Cunard's 2008 website.  I did this because I realised it would disappear. 

I used a Firefox extension called scrapbook to do this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/scrapbook/) which I have managed to update over the past few years, and my archive QE2 website still works today, but only on my computer.

I imagine Cunard would not be happy for this to just reappear on the internet... 

I need a way to get it "out" of scrapbook so it can be better preserved for the future.  Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2014, 09:23 PM »
Thought I'd give you a sneak preview.

I may have to talk to a nice man at Cunard about a way to put this online somewhere, without getting in trouble...

I've got lots more... I have an snapshot of almost the entire site.
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Offline Brandon Sterkel

Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #2 on: Apr 18, 2015, 07:48 AM »
The only other way to access the Cunard QE2 website from 2008 is from Internet Archive. However it doesn't always work and some links were not saved. :(
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 08:29 AM »
It is possible to get the pages working again in a way that they can be viewed by everyone, if enough time is spent on it everything is possible :). The only problem might be the backend PHP code, ore whatever Cunard used, that we don't have. So some parts might need recoding if Cunard used such functionality.

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Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 10:13 PM »
"It is a capital mistake to allow any mechanical object to realise that you are in a hurry!"

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Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 10:27 PM »
The Wayback Machine came up trumps....

http://web.archive.org/web/20091101235426/http://www.cunard.co.uk/QE2_Experience/

Well done peter!  I very much enjoyed a trip down memory lane for a while there!
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Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 10:32 PM »
I've just spent a good while virtually strolling the decks as well.

It doesn't seem to have 100% of it, but I note there are 33 captures at various dates so it's possible that it's all there between them; just a matter of spending the time to look through them all to see if it does aggregate across them.

Rob, if any of your missing pages are there this might be a good time to capture them...
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2015, 11:09 PM »
The Wayback Machine came up trumps....

http://web.archive.org/web/20091101235426/http://www.cunard.co.uk/QE2_Experience/

Hi Peter - You are Brilliant
Thanks so much - It was You who came up trumps!
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Offline John Drew

Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2015, 12:27 AM »
Hello Peter, I must say that was great looking over this, I'm going to go back and look t over again, well done. John.

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Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2015, 02:25 PM »
Peter, well done ! and what a marvelous experience for us all.  I am going back to the site when I have literally hours to watch and dream !   :)
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Offline cameroa

Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2015, 02:37 PM »
Is there a reason why it won't open on ipad air or am I not doing something right? :( :(
http://web.archive.org/web/ Banner is all I get :(

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Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2015, 02:42 PM »
Is there a reason why it won't open on ipad air or am I not doing something right? :( :(
http://web.archive.org/web/ Banner is all I get :(

It's because there is flash content, which no Apple mobile device supports.

There is a way round though:

Download an app called Puffin, which is a browser. Flash content can be viewed via the Puffin servers and then sent to the browser. It worked for me, but be aware that the keyboard doesn't pop up for text entry, you have to tap a keyboard icon on the bottom right side of the screen.

It's a very useful app to have on the iPad when needing to view sites that use flash.
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Offline cameroa

Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2015, 05:26 PM »
Many thanks Graham, I will give it ago  ;D

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Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2015, 05:54 PM »
OMG! Thank you so much Graham. It is great to see the familiar 'Welcome aboard Angus Cameron ........We have been expecting you' ......... Brought a lump to my  throat ........... Uh oh ........ Tearful!!!

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Re: Cunard's QE2 website
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2015, 04:09 AM »
You are very welcome, glad to have helped. Enjoy reliving those happy memories.
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