The creation of this web site has very much been a work in progress. There have been a number of considerations that have affected the how and why of page design. One of the first, is that I (the webmaster and Kirk's son) firmly believe in the original intent of the World Wide Web. By this, I say that I believe in content over and above presentation. There is a growing trend to make the pages have a universal look and feel. The designers wish to control the look the same way that printed material is controlled.
Thus, I will state the obvious that the Web is not print. It should not be thought of in the same line. Different people have different equipment, software, and preferences. When you force them to look at the information in the same way, you have placed presentation above content. But then, often presentation is the only thing many seem to have to offer.
Recently, we have shifted the site to a Content Management System (CMS). I chose Joomla because it is free and open. I highly recomend that someone starting a web site consider choosing a CMS. This will make organization and re-organization much easier. As an added bonus, it also makes it much easier to manage the "look and feel" of your site.
I have tried to remember that people use different size screens and so have kept the sizing to adjust. Also, I looked for the ability to easily adjust the text size.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 December 2007 18:00