So, you might be asking, "What's the point of this web site"? Well, there isn't a proper reason, it's just something I want, so there!

This site was developed using an IBM compatible PC with Internet Explorer running Windows ME, then later on Windows XP Home Edition SP2 and now Windows 7 Ultimate. It has been tested on other PCs, with different operating systems, web browsers and screen resolutions. I have endeavoured to make it as friendly as possible to those of us running in low screen resolutions and using low speed dial-up internet connections.

The initial design was done using Microsoft Word 2000. Later on, the HTML was re-wrote in Notepad and will be from now on. A few pages make use of Java Script. Software which has been used to create and alter the images in this web site include Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0, Xara 3D 2, WordArt in MS Office and MS Paint. All HTML files have been checked using CSE HTML Validator Lite 7.01. I was going to make exclusive usage of Strict HTML 4, but decided not to because some of the strict rules are a bit silly and long-winded. All the pages use a .css file for their formatting / style, so if your web browser doesn't use .css files (cascading style sheets), which is highly unlikely, this site will not be displayed correctly on screen.

A lot of work has gone into getting the site to appear as intended in both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. I hope other browsers are OK too. Subsequently, some of the HTML which I have used, in my opinion, is less than ideal due to the way in which Mozilla Firefox interprets the official rules for the <col> tag.

I have implemented a web counter from www.sitemeter.com, the Perl script used for my guestbook is courtesy of www.thesitewizard.com and hosting & domain name registration are through www.daily.co.uk.

This is my second attempt at a web site. My previous web site's URL was automatically generated by my then current internet service provider Eurobell / Telewest. It was online between March 2003 to January 2006 and had received 5,570 visits between 01/01/2004 to 01/01/2006.



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