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Site Design Notes

General Philosophy

In general, I try to design this site so that the content is easily accessable under any browser. Yes, I use lynx too, and I try to accomodate text-mode browsers both in style and accessability whenever possible. If you find this site difficult to navigate in your browser, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

I do not attempt to make all elements of the style visible under all browsers. Currently I design for Konqueror, Mozilla and lynx; this site makes use of CSS which is not properly supported in the legacy 4.x browsers, and uses the PNG format for most images which are again not available in some older browsers. I do not intend to go out of my way supporting old browsers in the site style (I will, however, continue to design with lynx and other text-only browsers in mind).

This site is periodically checked for compliance with the HTML 4.0 and CSS standards. Please send any suggestions for the site design to me by e-mail (my email address is in the footer of this page), and I will try to accomodate your suggestions.

Currently, my design platform is Konqueror 2.2.1 and Mozilla 0.9.5 on X11R6.3. The default set of fonts used are from the Adobe foundry. The generic font alternatives are provided so the site should be viewable on most platforms.

Site Backend

This site is constructed using a combination of offline scripts, CGI applications, and Apache SSI. The site is served using the Apache web browser from Linux-based machines. Currently, other than the counter there are very few active CGI scripts on the webpages -- most of the dynamic content is generated either with SSI, or via offline scripts (e.g. the signatures on most pages are built using a script run from a cron job).

Style Notes