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Technical Information

General

This web site is best viewed with IE (Internet Explorer) [version 6 or above] Web Browser, at a screen density of at least 800x600 with Text Size option set to Standard.

This web site can also be viewed with Firefox, Opera and Chrome Web Browsers with very little loss of presentation.

To fully appreciate the site, you need Javascript and Cookies enabled.

 

Design & Programming

Walcam WebWorks

The original design of this web-site was very much an iterative process.

Graeme Skinner (Vicar) went through a number of designs and layouts.

The colours were to a greater extent controlled by the (new) St Mary's Upton church logo.

The various page formats were derived after a number of trial processes using Powerpoint as a prototype medium.

 

There was a desire from the start that the content of the web pages be easily accessible and changeable - by people who do not have HTML experience. Thus, from a content point of view, practically every page is driven by a simple text file that defines the textual content to be shown. That file also controls (implies) the 'shape' of the presentation - the web site consisting of 10 different presentation shapes.

All pages are delivered to the User's Web Browser via the use of PHP.

 

The technical aspects of the site were under the direction of Walter Mann.

Valid CSS

The site was created though the use of Macromedia Dreamweaver and simple text editors, ensuring that the code adheres to the required XML, HTML and CSS standards defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

The drop down Menu system is coded and controlled with JavaScript.

Valid HTML

All colours and presentation is controlled by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Programming has always been such that the site can be correctly viewed in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape's Firefox, (being the two major website viewers).

 

The site was loaded and hosted on multiple parallel web servers provided by Walter's company Walcam Ltd.

 

A visit counter was incorporated into the site using text file database and PHP programming.

The counters can be viewed by clicking HERE or on the front home page by clicking the final letter 'C' in the PCC copyright heading at the bottom of the page.

 

If you are interested in any further technical aspect of this web site,

or have any suggestions for its ongoing improvement,

please contact the WebMaster via email by clicking HERE .

 

Do enjoy the site!