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About Webpage Workshop

Webpage Workshop was created in 2001 as a free guide to webdesign. What isn't clear straight away is that the site was initially concepted in 1998, and some of the original tutorials, upon which the current ones are based, were written then; although all of these original tutorials are now well and truly lost.

Since creation, Webpage Workshop has been steadily growing and has had four five major revisions of design - hopefully this is the final version, although we said that after the third fourth version too!

Valid XHTML 1.0: The pages on this website are all written in valid XHTML 1.0, which means that our site is more likely to be compatible with a wider range of web browsers.

Valid CSS: The pages on this site are styled using Cascading Style Sheets. This means that the site is both visually appealing but does not compromise the accessibilty of the content.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: With one or two exceptions, every page on this site conforms with the Priority AAA checks for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This shows our commitment to making our site accessible to those with disabilities.

Section 508 compliance: With one or two exceptions, every page on this site conforms with the US Section 508 accessibility guidelines. This shows out commitment to making our site accessible to those with disabilities.

Internet Content Rating Association: Webpage Workshop is registered with the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) an independent, non-profit organization aiming to protect children from potentially harmful material while protecting the free speech rights of content providers.

Hosted by Page-Zone: Webpage Workshop is hosted by Page-Zone and we would highly recommend their service.

Powered by CentOS: Webpage Workshop is hosted on a Linux system powered by CentOS; a community-created, Enterprise-level Linux operating system based on Redhat Enterprise Linux.

Powered by PHP: PHP is a powerful scripting language that allows us to dynamically create each page and interface with databases to supply a truly detailed reference. PHP facilitates in templating, which means that we can spend less time worrying about designing and more time getting the information across.

Powered by MySQL: MySQL is a freely available and powerful database system. We use MySQL in order to store all of our XML documents in an attempt to separate content from layout. This is used along with the PHP to created each page as you want it.

Images created with Gimp: Gimp is a free alternative to some of the more expensive image editing suites available. Probably just as powerful as some of its cousins, Gimp is simply a great image editing tool.

Developed with HTML-Kit: HTML-Kit is a free text editing tool, which provides colorized views of the source code and helps in the general creation of validating source code. HTML-Kit is able to assist in the writing of HTML, PHP and many other web languages.