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We provide some information about this site for those interested in these kinds of things. We have always developed our site in-house as a means of experimentation with new technologies and user interfaces.
November 2010 - Finally removed a problem of unsightly --> text and a lack of multi-level drop-down, fly-out menus for MSIE 7+ browser users. Apologies for the long delay in fixing this problem - entirely related to the handling of MSIE conditional statement that changed from MSIE 6.0 to MSIE 7+. Shocking oversight.
October 2007 - Addition of printer friendly style sheet for all pages.
September 2007 - Addition of an RSS (2.0) Feed covering our tech section. We would have liked to add an Atom feed as well but decided that is was not - at this time - worth the effort. There is just too much momentum in RSS 2.0 and - while we would like to support the IETF standard Atom - we could not find a simple OS publishing tool to provide both formats.
September 2007 - Change to 1.0em for central pane character size and addition of a line-height 1.03em in order to improve readability for visually impaired.
May 2006 - Overhaul our 'mail this page' script (PHP) due to an injection attack. The script now does extensive checks for various injection methods.
Mid 2005 - progressive conversion to Ruby for all new web development. We will keep enhancing the PHP stuff but are not developing anything new in PHP.
Fall 2004 - Addition of a third level menu for Gecko and Opera 7.4+ users only from both the home page (side pop-out menu) and all other pages (top pop-down-menu).
Fall 2003 - Adoption of CSS for pop-up/pop-down menus for Gecko (Mozilla and clones) and Opera 7.4x+ browsers. Change to the graphics in all page banners to reflect the site content.
2002 - Facelift to make site lighter and cleaner. > 1,000 pages took about 4 hours due to CSS1 usage. Initial implementation of table-based liquid page design. Addition of drop-down menus on all pages.
1997 - Site rework - extensive addition of material to cover new products. Conversion to Frontpage publishing framework.
1995 - initial Frame based web site. In-house development. HotMetal HTML Editor.
We have six objectives for the site:
Comments are welcome as always (use the 'mail us' navigation at top).
If you are interested, the site currently uses the following technologies:
We want to support the existing W3C standards and to ensure that the various browsers comply with those standards.
The buttons are conditionally generated by CSS to indicate page features and the underlying technologies used. You may not see any of them depending on the page or your browser.
The button idea has a long and illustrious history - they are modifications of Eric Meyer's CSS implementation of the Raging Platypus design who got the idea from Antipixel. So there. We conditionally generate them on a page using CSS Selectors.
This button indicates that the page has been modified to use modern STANDARDS COMPLIANT W3C CSS page layout techniques. We have provided some notes about our implementation.
This button indicates an RSS 2.0 Feed is available. By hovering over the image instructions should be displayed as to how to utilise the service. In the event these do not display the following process should be used.
If your browser and OS supports the service, just drag and drop the image into your RSS Feed Reader.
Alternatively right click with the mouse and depending on the browser use either 'Copy Link URL' or 'Copy Shortcut'. Paste into your RSS Feed Reader.
If everything fails, click the image link and copy the URL from the Address line of your browser and paste into your RSS Feed Reader.
We try to keep them to a minimum and use them consistently. Everyone thinks they have the most obvious symbols on the planet ... but no-one does. We are no exception.
|Go Back to.. a specific page (text explains where) or use the 'Back' button in your Browser to return where you came from.|
|Go to ... additional information (may be black, blue or white)|
|Go to top of page... or page index|
|Go to location below on this page|
|links||We normally use blue and under-line when you mouse-over a link. If you mouse over a link that opens a new window it will look like this.|
|Home||Click the ZYTRAX Logo on any page to go to our home page.|
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If you are happy it's OK - but your browser is giving a less than optimal experience on our site. You could, at no charge, upgrade to a W3C STANDARDS COMPLIANT browser such as Mozilla