Work is underway to restore the website and create its English version. In the current days are improving the layout and editing of the text of the Russian-language section "News Archive" as well as the creating its English-language version.
Uploaded the edited website menu, which now looks more simplified. Work has begun on the creation of an English version of Steedumbrella: the pages "Home" and "Menu" have been published. The transition to different versions of the website will be carried out only on the pages "Home" and "News".
27 July 2020
Starting today, step-by-step work has begun to restore the Steedumbrella, which was removed on 21 October 2019 from the previous hosting due to a "delay in payment". Last autumn, I had serious financial difficulties (I helped one person) and thought that a small delay in payment would not damage the website, but I was mistaken - the site was removed without any warning. Although I returned to my financial stability shortly thereafter, I postponed the "resuscitation" of the site, as since 15 September last year I had an agreement with Alan Hayes (webmaster of several Avengers sites) to cooperate on his section "Who's Who?" for a resource dedicated to the series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). I finished work on 5th July.
Even before the end of cooperation with Alan, I began to prepare for the move to another hosting, since the former Fornex.com now offered more expensive prices for its tariffs. After studying the current state of affairs with hostings, I chose Unlim365.ru. This hosting still offers one of the affordable plans with a package that includes unlimited disk space, unlimited number of uploaded files, and DoS protection. The next day, 29 June, my order was processed and I got access to the C-panel.
For some reason, I rescheduled the reanimation work of website to a later date, but since 18 July, I have uploaded an updated cover for the site, and last week I edited the page "Avengerweb", which was also uploaded.
Notable recent updates in the work on the website:
1) The panel with information, located at the bottom of most pages, now contains the point "Contacts: email@example.com". So, the page "Contacts" will not be published.
2) The panel with buttons, located at the bottom of most pages, now instead of the button "Contacts" contains the button "On screens" (Film screenings and TV premieres of the series).
3) Logo "The Umbrella and Bowler Hat" has been changed.
4) The addresses of some pages have changed.
From the notable news of 2020 related to the series:
On 5 April, actress Honor Blackman, known to Avengers fans as Cathy Gale (Steed's partner), passed away at her home in Lewis, East Sussex. She was 94 years old.
Honor was an adored mother and grandmother, as well as an actress of an extremely fruitful creative talent with an extraordinary combination of beauty, intelligence and physical prowess. She possessed a unique voice, work ethic, and has achieved unprecedented cult status in the world of film and television.
Sergey Pronin and Aleksei Sidorov (co-founders of the Steedumbrella group), as well as Irina Pavlova, carried out the Russian-language voice soundtrack for the episode "The Living Dead" (John Steed and Emma Peel). Trial version.
Plot: John Steed and Emma Peel, together with the organizations "FOG" and "SMOG" investigate the case of the strange phenomenon of the ghost of Duke in his family graveyard. The trail leads to the underground city.