I guess I’m a little late to the party... This is my first web site, and obviously I’m not a web designer. But I decided that this is something that I have to be able to do myself, so here I am.
I must say that learning the basics of CSS and Dreamweaver has been one of the more difficult things I’ve ever tried to do on the computer. (It makes Photoshop look like a walk in the park.) I was close to giving up a number of times, and I don’t give up easily.
While I still have a long way to go, at least I can put pages up now, and make changes to my hearts content. Rather than try to finish the site and then publish, I’ve decided to put up the basic framework, and fill in the content a little bit every week. I’ll post update info in the news page.
I’m sorry, but I’ve made no real attempt to be backwards compatible. I don’t have the skill, the time, or the interest. I prefer to look onward into the future.
This site should work on current standards compliant browsers (Opera & Firefox) and seems to be ok on IE 6. We’ll see about IE 7... For the Mac, it seems to be ok on Safari and Firefox. I don’t have access to IEmac, but I hear that it’s a terrible browser anyhow. I suggest Opera or Firefox for the Mac. The site also seems to work in Firefox on Solaris.
I haven’t done any accessibility stuff yet, but I plan to make the site standards compliant for accessibility, to the best of my ability.
If you find any problems, I would really appreciate it if you drop me a line. Please include your computer system, screen size, operating system, and browser used.
Many thanks to all the outstanding designers out there, who freely give their time and talent to help beginners. A big Aloha to the great young Swedish designer Andreas Viklund, for giving me the bones of this site. Also thanks to David Sawyer McFarland for the very readable book on Dreamweaver, and Max Design Australia for your outstanding method of teaching CSS.