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  • 2019  April 6 

    Travel | Mediterranean 2018

    Finally, we've completed the pages for our 2018 Mediterranean cruise - labelled as a Classic Grand Prix & Mediterranean Voyage.

    The trip started with a couple of days in Rome with the cruise leaving Civitavecchia for Amalfi, Giardini Naxos, Valletta, Olbia, Ajaccio, Monaco and finally Barcelona where we stayed a few days post-cruise.

  • 2019  January 12 

    WHITEonline

    For 2019 we redesigned WHITEonline with a new logo

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    as well as a new colour palette and page edits that we hope you like.

  • 2018  August 19 

    Privacy Policy - revision

    Links to information on how to manage cookies in popular browsers added to Privacy Policy & Privacy Notice popup message added on first entry to WHITEonline.

  • 2018  June 3 

    Travel | Azamara Quest

    We added a page for the cruise ship that took us on our most recent 2018 Mediterranean cruise.

    We are currently working on the cruise pages, too.

  • 2018  May 25 

    Privacy Policy - revision

    Privacy Policy updated to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • 2018  March 31 

    Blog | Delving into iPhoneography

    Latest blog entry - about getting started with iPhoneography using a new iPhone X.

    At the start of 2018 I took the plunge on a new iPhone X - opting for the 256GB silver version to replace my iPhone 6. The camera specs were definitely something that interested me and gave me some thoughts on using my iPhone X more as a camera than I had previously with the iPhone 6. Would it be what I expected? That is the question…

  • 2018  January 21 

    Blog: From the Desk of the White House north of the border

    We've made a fairly big change to the style of our blog - From the Desk of the White House north of the border.

    A nicer/more modern interface to access the posts. We hope you like the change.

  • 2018  January 1 

    Travel | Cruise Ships

    We've added a page to highlight the cruise ships for each of our cruise vacations.

    We've also moved the cruise ship pages from the various vacations to this section.

  • 2017  December 2 

    Blog | Adventures with Safari’s Pinned Tab Icon

    Latest blog entry - about adding a custom Pinned Tab icon in Safari.

    Since Mac OS X 10.11 and Safari 9.0 it has been possible to create Pinned Tabs in Safari for websites that can be locked to the left side of the tab bar of the browser for quick access. By default, the icon displayed is the first letter of the website in a standard font. Quite boring, to say the least…

  • 2017  October 9 

    Travel | London 2017

    We've added a page for our 2017 vacation in London, England.

    13 enjoyable days split between staying at Richmond upon Thames and Central London.

  • 2017  May 13 

    WHITEonline | Site Map

    We’ve added a Site Map page - a quick reference guide to WHITEonline.

  • 2017  May 5 

    Blog | Colour by Vincent

    Latest blog entry . . . about the most recent colour palette changes to WHITEonline.

    Inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

    I have had somewhat of a change in direction for the overall look of WHITEonline - opting to add a splash of colour to the pages. The whole thing started with a desire of mine to have the images that I use for main index pages to change from black & white to colour as a hover over effect…

  • 2017  March 22 

    Blog | Image Optimization Part 2

    Latest blog entry . . . a follow up to the Image Optimization post from September 2016 - this time dealing with monitor calibration.

    Last September I wrote a blog entry about my ongoing quest to find the best image quality vs file size for the images used on WHITEonline. It turns out, however, that the steps identified in the post didn't tell the entire story. The missing part came from someone who read that blog post and suggested that I try something to improve the colour balance on the photos I had posted: monitor calibration…

  • 2017  February 22 

    Family | Raechel

    We've added a page with some photos of our newly born granddaughter.

    Raechel Juniper White - born on February 20, 2017.

  • 2017  February 22 

    Family | Lauren

    We've added a page with some photos of our daughter-in-law Lauren.

  • 2017  January 6 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show the currently used applications, plugins, themes, stacks & workflow for the development of WHITEonline.

  • 2017  January 1 

    WHITEonline

    A fresh look with a new colour palette for the 2017 edition of WHITEonline. Nice to switch it up a bit.

    Will this be a new trend to change the look for the new year? Not sure - we shall see as this year comes to a close!

    [Modified May 5, 2017]

  • 2016  December 26 

    Blog | Fresh start for 2017

    Latest blog entry . . . about the upcoming revised colour palette for 2017 and a reflection on the design process so far.

    During my spare time in the month of December I have been working on an update for the look of WHITEonline to start 2017 (it will go live on January 1, 2017). Seemed a fitting thing to do. Is possible this is the start of a trend - to make a new style change for the beginning of each new year. We shall see how that pans out as 2017 comes to a close…

  • 2016  November 27 

    Christmas Home Page

    For the first Sunday in the 2016 Advent season we've updated our home page with a Christmas theme.

    [Removed December 26, 2016]

  • 2016  November 4 

    Blog | 101

    Latest blog entry . . . 101 - the number of pages now on WHITEonline. Plus a few other stats.

    I decided to take stock of where I was with the development of WHITEonline and thought it might be a good idea to take a quick look at the stats on our site. I was surprised to find that the site has grown to a current total of 101 active pages. And that doesn't include some pages that are published but not what I would consider part of our main site…

  • 2016  October 21 

    Privacy Policy - revision

    We’ve removed the reference to AddThis on our Privacy Policy. We no longer use AddThis to provide social media share buttons on our site.

  • 2016  October 21 

    Being Social - Take 2

    We've changed how WHITEonline displays sharing buttons - replacing the previously used AddThis service with "cookie-free" buttons created with SocialPopup by Stacks4Stacks.

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  • 2016  October 16 

    Family | Ancient History

    We've added a page with some family photos from the White House archives.

    A glimpse of us and from where we came.

  • 2016  October 8 

    Events | Zambia 2014

    A bit more of Gary's Zambia content added - A page showing his 2014 work trip to Zambia.

  • 2016  October 7

    Events | Zambia 2011

    More of Gary's Zambia content added - A page showing his 2 work trips to Zambia in 2011.

  • 2016  October 6 

    Events | Zambia 2010

    We’ve added some older content - Gary's trip to Zambia in 2010 that included a trip to Victoria Falls and an opportunity to jump in the Devil's Pool.

  • 2016  October 3 

    Privacy Policy - revision

    We’ve made a small change to the Privacy Policy - updating to reflect the use of AddThis to provide social media share buttons on pages of our site and to track those shares.

    [Removed October 21, 2016]

  • 2016  September 30 

    Being Social

    We’ve made a small change to the Privacy Policy - updating to reflect the use of AddThis to provide social media share buttons on pages of our site and to track those shares.

    [Modified October 21, 2016]

  • 2016  September 23 

    Events | British Car Day

    We've added a page for the 33rd Annual British Car Day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on Sunday September 18, 2016.

    We've also uploaded the older pages for the 3 previous BCDs that Gary attended - the links for those are on the 2016 BCD page.

  • 2016  September 14 

    Blog | Image Optimization

    Latest blog entry . . . My take on image optimization for the images displayed on WHITEonline.

    Image Quality vs Image File Size - the hunt for perfect Image Optimization

    Since re-developing WHITEonline in 2015 I have been on a mission to find the way to best display images on our site. Some of that relates to the style of the image galleries - but mostly the quest is in search of the best way to export images to achieve the best quality at the smallest file size - a good looking image that loads quickly on a webpage…

  • 2016  September 4 

    Blog | A new home for WHITEonline Blog

    A blog entry about our recent changes to the WHITEonline Blog. Designed to suit the recently revised style of WHITEonline and to provide remote editing access via Armadillo by Nimblehost.

    As part of the update of our website we have moved the WHITEonline Blog from its original location to here on this page. The main reason for this change is to provide the ability for us to edit the blog remotely.

    We also gave our blog a new name - From the desk of the White House north of the border…

  • 2016  September 3 

    WHITEonline

    Today we’ve updated the look of WHITEonline with a fresh design.

    We've also written a blog entry about the redesign.

    Blog | A New Look

    It has been about two months since I last posted a blog entry and probably about one month since I have uploaded any new content to WHITEonline. I have, though, been quite busy making changes and generating content. The problem was that I made the choice to change to the look of the site and that took quite a bit of effort. The site is now built using the free-form framework Foundry by Elixir Graphics…

  • 2016  September 3 

    Travel | Mediterranean 2016

    We added all of the pages for our 2016 Mediterranean Cruise vacation.

    The trip started with a couple of days in Athens with the cruise leaving nearby Piraeus for Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Chania, Katakolon, Kotor, Dubrovnik and finally Venice where we stayed a few days post-cruise.

  • 2016  June 17 

    Events | Fall Colours at Algonquin Park 2010

    We added pages for our weekend at Algonquin Park for the Fall Colours in 2010.

  • 2016  June 16 

    Events | Intense Icewine Weekend 2012

    We added pages for our Intense Icewine Weekend at Peller Estates Winery in Niagara on the Lake.

  • 2016  June 12 

    Travel | Bermuda 2008

    We’ve added pages for our 2008 Bermuda vacation.

    Some more of our old content with a new look for the revised WHITEonline.

  • 2016  June 11 

    Travel | Barbados 2010

    We’ve just completed the pages for our 2010 Barbados vacation.

    Some more of our old content with a new look for the revised WHITEonline.

  • 2016  June 11 

    Blog | Spring Cleaning

    Time for some spring cleaning at WHITEonline . . .

    When I started WHITEonline in April 2015, I dove into creating the website with my newly purchased RapidWeaver without careful consideration of how the site would grow and evolve. With that, I also made a bit of a mistake in page naming and hierarchy. The latter was something that I began to think about and regret after listening to a podcast episode of the RapidWeaver Show…

  • 2016  June 10 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show the currently used stacks on WHITEonline after our latest changes. We've also changed the design of the page.

  • 2016  April 30 

    Travel | Mediterranean 2006

    We’ve just uploaded all of the pages for our 2006 Mediterranean Cruise vacation.

    Some more of our old content with a new look for the revised WHITEonline.

  • 2016  April 30 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show the currently used stacks on WHITEonline after our latest changes.

  • 2016  April 28 

    WHITEonline | Home

    A bit of an update for the look on the WHITEonline home page - less text and more image-based navigation. Might be the start of a few more page changes.

  • 2016  April 19 

    Spring Theme 2

    In honour of our newly booked summer Mediterranean cruise vacation we’ve updated the WHITEonline home page banner with a Mediterranean theme image. We’ll see how long this one stays.

  • 2016  April 18 

    Travel | Mediterranean 2009

    We’ve just uploaded all of the pages for our 2009 Mediterranean Cruise vacation.

  • 2016  April 10 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show the currently used stacks on WHITEonline after our latest changes.

  • 2016  March 28 

    Blog | Closing in on one year

    Has been a while since we’ve blogged…and we are closing in on one year of the new WHITEonline.

    Has been far too long since I last made a blog entry here on WHITEonline. Now for the excuses. 2016 started for me with a six week trip to Zambia, so that slowed progress on the website. Since I returned home I have added some content, but truth be told I spent quite a bit of time reevaluating and then tweaking the navigation of WHITEonline…

  • 2016  March 27 

    Travel | Baltic 2010

    We’ve just uploaded all of the pages for our 2010 Baltic Cruise vacation.

    A bit more of our old content with a new look for the revised WHITEonline.

  • 2016  March 19 

    Spring Theme

    We’ve updated the WHITEonline home page banner with a Spring theme image that will stay until Summer - well, that’s the plan at the moment.

  • 2016  March 12 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show the currently used stacks on WHITEonline after our latest changes.

  • 2016  March 11 

    Travel | Monaco 2011

    We’ve finally finished all of the pages for our cruise vacation centred around the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.

    Old content with a new look for the revised WHITEonline.

  • 2016  March 11 

    Navigation Changes

    A bit more tweaking of the navigation on some sections of WHITEonline with multiple pages (such as the travel index and our cruise pages) - each page and image gallery now has a section-specific navigation menu below the page title.

  • 2016  February 20 

    Events | Zambia 2016

    We’ve rearranged the Zambia pages and added a page with images from Gary’s most recent trip to Zambia - from January 6 to February 17, 2016.

  • 2016  February 20 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show the addition of SuperFlex 3…the latest stack used for WHITEonline. We are experimenting with this to change up how we are displaying image galleries on WHITEonline.

    [Removed September 3, 2016]

  • 2015  December 29 

    Winter Theme

    We’ve updated the WHITEonline home page banner with a Winter theme image that will stay until Spring.

  • 2015  December 29 

    Navigation Changes

    We’ve revised the navigation of WHITEonline a bit: The Travel navigation menu at the top now only displays the index page for each section (was getting to be too long of a list). We’ve also added Updates to the top navigation and moved the Info page link to the bottom next to our Privacy page link.

  • 2015  December 29 

    Travel | Azamara Journey

    We’ve added a page and image gallery for Azamara Journey.

    The cruise ship we have travelled on for 4 of our 6 cruise vacations to date.

  • 2015  December 29 

    Travel | British Isles 2012 Cruise

    All of the pages have now been uploaded for our Castles, Distilleries & Pubs Cruise around the British Isles in 2012.

  • 2015  December 29 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show some of the things we’ve added recently to help build WHITEonline.

  • 2015  December 29 

    Updates

    This timeline page has been added to highlight the changes we are making to WHITEonline on an ongoing basis.

  • 2015  December 19 

    Events | Zambia 2015

    We’ve added 10 photos to the image gallery for Zambia 2015 - with the latest photos coming from Gary’s November/December trip to Zambia.

  • 2015  December 19 

    Travel | New York City 2015

    We’ve added a page and an image gallery for our 7-day visit to New York City in October 2015.

  • 2015  December 19 

    Christmas Theme

    We’ve updated the WHITEonline home page with a Christmas theme.

    [Removed December 29, 2016]

  • 2015  December 12 

    Blog | Safari Sundays

    Blog entry about Gary’s fun on Sunday days off work for his most recent trip to Zambia.

    I've just returned home from another work assignment in Zambia - this time for a month at the Kansanshi Copper Smelter in the North-Western Province. I had counted up before leaving home on November 9 that on the previous 2015 trips I had spent 99 days of this year in Zambia. This most recent trip brings the total for the year up to 129 days…

  • 2015  November 2 

    Blog | Should We Be Paranoid?

    Blog entry about our online activity, our personal information and the way companies watch and attempt to influence us.

    I am not generally a paranoid person, but recent events have really started to make me wonder about how much of our personal information is known and readily available online. These thoughts began when we were planning some of the details for an upcoming trip to New York City…

  • 2015  November 6 

    Info - update

    We’ve updated the Info page to show some of the things we’ve added recently to help build WHITEonline.

  • 2015  October 13 

    Privacy Policy - revision

    We’ve made a small change to the Privacy Policy - adding reference to cookies related to an “anti-annoyance” feature on notifications we occasionally use on WHITEonline.

  • 2015  October 2 

    Blog | Quotation, Quotation

    Blog entry about the addition of Quotations on our homepage.

    While we were in London, England recently we had the opportunity to visit the Churchill War Rooms. It was very much a highlight of our London vacation. As well as seeing the location from where Winston Churchill and his Cabinet directed the war effort, we also got to see a lot more about the man and his life both inside and outside of politics and war…

  • 2015  October 2 

    Info

    We’ve added an Info page WHITEonline to show how the site has been developed and the tools we use to build the website.

  • 2015  October 2 

    Quotations added to WHITEonline homepage

    We’ve added a nice Quotation Slider to the homepage of WHITEonline.

    [Removed November 3, 2017]

  • 2015  September 25 

    Blog | There is support and support; this is the latter

    Blog entry about some great technical support from Will Woodgate at Stacks4Stacks.

    I love movies. And I love memorable lines in movies. "There are dinner jackets and dinner jacket; this is the latter" is a line spoken by the character Vesper Lynd in the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale. It comes to my mind often when I see something that is above the norm…

  • 2015  September 24 

    Privacy Policy - revision

    We’ve made a small change to the Privacy Policy - removing reference to GoSquared (which we are no longer using).

  • 2015  September 21 

    Blog | New Content . . . finally

    Blog entry about finally adding some content to WHITEonline - for our trip to London in August.

    But not really out of Design Land, yet . . .

    We recently returned home from a very enjoyable 10 day vacation in London, England so it was a great opportunity to add some new content to WHITEonline.
    Finally…

  • 2015  September 19 

    Travel | London 2015

    We’ve added a page and an image gallery for or 10-day visit to London, England in August 2015.

  • 2015  August 4 

    Privacy Policy

    We’ve added a Privacy Policy to WHITEonline.

  • 2015  July 16 

    Blog | Lost in Design Land

    Blog entry about the perils of web design.

    Have been looking at a few website resources lately and have seen a number of sites covering the topic of pitfalls of website design. The content is not always the same, but the general ideas are consistent. Reading through these resources I realized I have fallen clearly into one such pitfall - aptly named on one site as "Getting Lost in Design Land"…

  • 2015  July 3 

    Events | Zambia 2015

    We’ve added a page and an image gallery for Zambia 2015 - with photos from Gary’s two trips in 2015 to Zambia.

  • 2015  July 2 

    Blog | Reacher Said Nothing...

    Blog entry about Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels.

    If you have ever read one or more of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels you will be familiar with the catchphrase Reacher said nothing… or I said nothing… in the case of the ones written in first person. I don't know if anyone has figured out how many times the phrase appears in each of the novels - but it is for sure a lot…

  • 2015  June 29 

    Blog | Back Home!

    Blog entry about Gary’s return home after his second work assignment in Zambia for this year.

    My 4 week assignment in Zambia turned out to actually be a total 6 weeks - with the assignment being extended within a couple of weeks of my arrival there. At this point I am not sure if there will be another assignment in Zambia - although I didn't think there'd be one after the last two month assignment. So who knows…

  • 2015  May 13 

    Blog | Zambia Blocks Development of WHITEonline

    Blog entry about Gary’s work travel to Zambia.

    The title is probably overstating the situation just a touch. What is happening is that I will be returning to Solwezi in the North-Western Province of Zambia for another work assignment - this time for one month rather than the two month assignment I had earlier this year…

  • 2015  May 13 

    Blog | Classic Cars in Black & White

    Block entry about more fun with Black & White images.

    I could have titled this Enjoying the return to Black & White - part 2 after the previous blog entry I made on black & white photography. Am having lots of fun playing with black & white images these days…

  • 2015  May 13 

    Events | 2013 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    We’ve added a page and both a colour and black & white image gallery for 2013 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

  • 2015  May 8 

    Blog | Going Pro in 2015

    Blog entry about taking the plunge on a GoPro Hero4 Black.

    As a long time lover of still photography, it feels a bit weird delving into the video world - or maybe that should be dabbling in the video world. Am now coming to terms with my latest purchase: a GoPro Hero4 Black. Is very cool…

  • 2015  May 4 

    Family | Matt & Lauren’s Wedding

    We’ve added a page and an image gallery for Matt & Lauren’s October 24, 2014 wedding.

  • 2015  May 1 

    Blog | Enjoying the return to Black & White

    Blog entry about the fun of playing with Black & White photography.

    When considering the look for the revamped WHITEonline I really liked the idea of incorporating black & white images into the website design. It was the starting point for the current look of the website. When I started, though, I just didn't realize how much I'd enjoy working with black & white images…

  • 2015  April 26 

    Blog | Peller Estates Wine Club Weekend

    Blog entry about a great weekend at Peller Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    For Friday April 24 to Sunday April 26, 2015 we had a very nice weekend getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The draw for us this time was the fifteenth annual Peller Estates Wine Club Member Exclusive Weekend…

  • 2015  April 24 

    Blog | The New WHITEonline

    Our first blog entry - about the design of the new WHITEonline.

    April 2015 - and a brand new look for WHITEonline. Well, the start of it at least. We have just uploaded the first content for the renovated site - for our Asia 2013 cruise vacation. We will be adding content as quickly as we can as well as converting the content from the old version of our website…

  • 2015  April 20 

    Travel | Asia 2013 Cruise

    We’ve added pages and image galleries for each of the locations we visited on our 2013 Asia Cruise.

  • 2015  April 20 

    WHITEonline

    Today we’ve started a brand new look for WHITEonline. All of our old website content has been removed and new pages will be added to suit the redesigned WHITEonline.

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    We will revise our older content to suit as well…stay tuned!

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WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.

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