The Scuba Doctor Web Site
In April 2006, I started to build a new web site for
The Scuba Doctor, a specialised scuba diving company based in
The starting point for the design of The Scuba Doctor web
site was the Mollio template layout Type C variation by Pete
Ottery. This CSS based table-less template was ported to
Etomite, modified to meet our requirements, plus made more
cross-platform browser friendly.
The following software tools were used to build The
Scuba Doctor 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 Scuba Doctor 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 created or adapted 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.
the data for which is generated by an Etomite snippet. The secondary
navigation menu is a simple list, generated by an Etomite snippet
and styles with CSS.
The phpBB bulletin board package is used for the forums.
The web site is hosted by JaguarPC on servers running the Linux
operating system, using the Apache web server.
The Scuba Doctor 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 Scuba Doctor web site
looks best on 800 x 600 or better resolution displays.
Scuba Doctor web site went live in early May 2006.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007