Bradshaw’s Guide is a hyperlinked revival of a popular Victorian guide to Britain and Ireland’s nascent railway network. I’ve been working on this site for several years now, and today I’m relaunching the site in beta, with new content, new features and a new design.
I launched an earlier version five years ago which used Kirby v1. While I’m eager to work with v3, v2 was still a joy to work with. For example, the ability to define models — and Bastian’s patterns plugin — proved invaluable in simplifying and improving the readability of my code. I’ve listed the plugins I’m using on the site’s about page.
Given the nature of this project (which involves digitising content from a guidebook produced in 1866), it is still only 50% complete. But in terms of design and features, I’m really happy with what I’m making available today. You can read more about this update on my personal website.