This website is in production to help myself keep up to date with the latest website technologies around and make sure I keep to web standard in the design process. My aim with this website is to make this site HTML, CSS and CAG compliant. The website can be tested using a validation tool from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

These tools allow web developers to follow a set standard that is hopefully adopted by the software companies and enable a website to work across most modern web browsers. This may not be a reality, but there is only so much you can do. I have tested the website to work with multiple browsers. They include:

Chrome Chrome Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
Firefox Firefox Linux, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OSX
Internet Explorer 6 IE6 - IE8 Windows 2000 and XP
Internet Explorer 9 IE9 Windows Vista, 7 and 8
Opera 9 Opera Linux, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 , Mac OSX
Safari Safari Windows, XP, Vista and 7, Mac OSX

For most websites I would recommend Opera. The next choice is Firefox. These browsers will help you view many websites whilst keeping your browsing safe as possible. These browsers work in a number of operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac). Some of the current issues can be found here.

I have implemented the following technologies:

  • CSS - for ease of formatting at an instance
  • MySQL - for holding records, such as the RSS feed
  • PHP - allows for dynamic webpages to be made
  • RSS - to allow for news feeds
  • WAP - for showing part of this website for mobile phones (only view using a WAP enabled device)
  • XHTML - for your web browser to display the site

To make the website less painful when browsing, I am avoiding the following:

  • Advertisements - they are really annoying
  • Audio - when loading a webpage this should not play. That's what a play button is for
  • Bloated images - large images that take too much time to load
  • Flash - slowing down browsing is a no no. Flash becomes annoying after a few minutes
  • JavaScript - has some good uses but will avoid due to reputation
  • Pop ups - I won't tell you you can win something by calling an 090 number

If you find any mistakes in the website or feel that any content is incorrect, please contact me and leave a message. Alternatively leave a message if you feel like leaving any positive feedback. Thanks for viewing and you're welcome back anytime.