We are here to help you make your visit to our website as easy and informative as possible. This site has been designed to be user-friendly and as easy to read as possible. For brevity, a limited amount of information is written on this page with links to specific further information.
This website has been created to allow as many people as possible access to view the pages and information. Where a technology has been used that may prohibit someone from using the site an alternative methodology has been used. The colour theme, whilst bright has been designed to suit all types of eye sight. For browser readers, there is the ability to skip the navigation and go straight to the page content. When printing, the page will not render the navigation columns and so forth.
Whilst every effort has been made to make your visit to this website as informative and pleasurable as possible, it is impossable to cover every eventuality. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions you may have as to how the website can be improved.
Details of browsers that have been tested for compatability, and links to where they can be downloaded.
Different files and types of files are used to create websites. The following explains the technologies/languages used to create this one.
XHTML – These pages are formatted in XHTML 1.0 (Hyptertext Markup Language 1.0). Each of this site’s pages is currently being tested for validation against the W3C automated service so that it fully meets the required standard.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) – HTML is the most well known language. It is primarily used to structure the pages on this site into some kind of framework. Other technologies can and are used to work with and alongside HTML (see below), however at time of writing, it is believed this approach is more widely accessible than any other.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) – Whereas HTML is used to create a framework structure, CSS is used to style how it looks. By adopting this method, it is possible to provide information that can bee seen in many different ways, for example it creates a version of each page that can be printed, accessed via mobile phone, projector, tv and others.
PHP (Personal Hypertext Preprocessor) – PHP is a language that processes information to provide the finished web page. When someone requests a web page (clicks on link etc.), the PHP processes the information on the server, works out what has been requested, then returns the appropriate information. Its use vastly improves the speed and security of processing information.
Flash – Though used more and more on the web, especially since the advent of YouTube, MySpace and others, many browsers and users have issues in processing the information. As with other technologies, where flash has been used, an alternative has been provided for those who may not be able to access it.
PDF (Portable Document Format) – All PDF files are fully downloadable and printer friendly. PDF documents are read using the freely availabole Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available from access.adobe.com. Accessible PDF’s can be enabled by contacting access.adobe.com.