Raydon Web Site
In February 2006, circumstances resulted in me needing to
put my property "Raydon" on the market. While the real
estate agent appointed would no doubt add the property to
their web site, I decided to build my own supporting web
site to provide more information to prospective buyers. Thus the Raydon web site was born.
I wanted a clean, simple but friendly and inviting look
for the Raydon web site. Something that reflected the rural
and nature features of the property. Plus I wanted to
continue my progression from tables to using
CSS for layout of the page elements.
The following software tools were used to build the
Raydon web site:
- Etomite CMS
(running on a Linux platform using Apache, MySQL, PHP
- Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Adobe PhotoShop CS
- Adobe ImageReady CS
- Adobe Illustrator CS
- WS_FTP for Windows
- HTML Tidy
- NoteTab Pro
- TopStyle Pro
The Raydon web site runs using the Etomite Content
Management Systems, an open source solution released under
the GNU license scheme. Etomite is a CMS solution built using the
language with MySQL
for the database.
Several Etomite Snippets were used to generate various
elements of the web pages, e.g. the page crumbs, various menus,
page specific meta tags etc. Snippets were also used to generate
pages from the documents database, e.g. site map, Google XML
sitemap listing etc.
A simple CSS based list menu is used for the main menu,
the data for which is generated by an Etomite snippet.
The web site is hosted by JaguarPC on servers running the Linux
operating system, using the Apache web server.
The Raydon web site respects W3C standards. The web site is currently
validated to XHTML 1.0 Transitional with
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Various page elements were built and/or adapted to the
colour scheme chosen using Adobe
Then it was time to write the content, and build the
required web pages.
The Raydon web site
looks best on 800 x 600 or better resolution displays.
The Raydon web site went live in early February 2006.
Wednesday, 16 January 2008