About this Site

This site is based on the template "Clean Looks" by Matt Hollis from OSWD.org. My friend Jason Gears referred me there, and it is an excellent resource for web site templates and web design ideas. I borrowed the color scheme and some of the design ideas from Clean Looks, modified the layout, added some hover effects and my Flash navigator project, and added a printer-friendly stylesheet.

I designed this site at 1024 x 768 resolution and it has been tested on Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox. The fixed-width layout is based on research provided here and elsewhere, which recommends keeping line lengths short to improve readability.

The site was developed to the XHTML 1.1 specification and uses CSS for its layout. There is only a single PHP file that contains the site template, while the content is injected into this pane from XML source files. PHP is also used to include or skip Flash embedding, for URL handling, and in the Contact form.

Dagon Design makes a great PHP form mailer script which uses various methods to prevent injection exploits and spamming. Additionally, the FlashObject script uses Javascript to detect the presence of a Flash plugin across various browsers.

If you have any questions or comments about the site, please feel free to contact me.

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