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About this website

Tips for using this site and seeing it at its best.

Accessibility

I try to make this site as accessible as I can, by following most of the web content accessibility guidelines.

These access keys work on all pages ( use Alt + Shift + access key on Windows; Control + access key on a Mac):

  • Access key 1 — Home
  • Access key 3 — Site map
  • Access key 4 — Search
  • Access key 9 — Contact details

These access keys work on some pages:

  • Access key n — Next page
  • Access key p — Previous page

Why

These are some of the reasons why I spend time building and maintaining this website:

  • To explain the things I do (and don't do) in my business
  • To introduce myself
  • To talk about my projects
  • To exchange files with my clients and colleagues, via ProjectSend
  • To gather and curate information that is useful or interesting
  • To experiment with web technology and ideas
  • To have a place where I can express and refine my thoughts, through writing and photography

How

This is a do-it-myself website. I design the pages, create the templates, write the text, do the HTML markup and some basic PHP code and javascript.

I started in 1998, using Microsoft FrontPage and a dial up connection to make a primitive site at an ISP address (www.​power­up.​com.au/~petermk). In early 2002 I registered the domain marquis-kyle.com.au and moved the site to a better server where I could run MovableType. I had trouble getting FrontPage to produce valid markup, so I shifted to Dream­weaver. I have continued to improve the site’s quality and ease of use.

I still use Dreamweaver (in Code mode) along with Notepad++ for writing the content. I use MoveableType to manage the parts that are fre­quent­ly updated​—​Marking time, Projects, Special places, and Cartes-de-visite.

Privacy

My clients disclose private and sensitive information to me in the course of my work. I keep this information private, and don't pass it on to other people without the consent of my clients.

Through my community work on advisory committees and community organisations I am sometimes privy to sensitive information. I protect the privacy of this information in accordance with the protocols of the committee or organisation.

If you send me an email message about anything on this site (as I hope you will), I am quite likely to answer and continue the dialog. I may modify the site as a result of your comment​—​and I might acknowledge your contribution (but I will ask before I use your name). I won’t disclose your email address to anyone without your consent.

Disclaimer

I have written and published this web site to impart information of general interest. I disclaim any responsibility for its applic­ability to particular cases. If you want specific advice about con­ser­ving a significant place, perhaps you need my professional services.

Copyright

Unless credited to someone else, copyright in all the text, images and designs on this site belongs to me, Peter Marquis-Kyle.

  • You may freely
  • view everything you can find on this site
  • print copies for your personal use
  • link to any page on this site from other websites (please let me know if you do, just for my own interest)
  • But you may not without my permission
  • store any of this content on a disk or file server (except for files cached by your browser)
  • publish or reproduce anything here, electronically or on paper (except for fair dealing in accordance with Australian copyright law)

File transfers

For sending and receiving digital files that are too big for email, I use ProjectSend​—​secure, private, easy. I will need to give you a user name and password before you login.

Monitor adjustment

If your monitor is out of adjustment, it won't display subtle tone differences in photo images, and you will miss out. I have made a test image (below) so you can check your monitor settings.

Monitor test image

This grid of grey tones goes from 0% white to 100% white in 5% steps. In a well adjusted monitor you should be able to see clear steps between all 21 tones. Pay attention to the light and dark ends of the range, and adjust brightness and contrast for the best result. It’s hard to get this right (and hard to see screen images at their best) in a brightly lit room.

Link colours

Most link text should show these colours:

Bright blue square  Fresh (unvisited) links are Blue.

Dark blue square  Recently visited links are Dark blue.

Red square  Links within this site turn Red when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

Green square  Links to other sites display a Green background when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

Are you red/green colour-blind? If you are, even with the right browser, the red and green will look the same to you. That’s why I made the outbound links show the coloured background when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

Hosting

Since February 2011 this website has been hosted by digital­pacific.com.au on a shared server. I’ve been happy with the service.

Acknowledgments

I am grateful to the providers and supporters of the following free services and software:

logo

ProjectSend file handler

Ando Saabas

Sphider search engine

Filezilla logo

Filezilla FTP client

Notepad++ logo

Notepad++ text editor

Movable type logo

Movable Type Open Source blogging platform

PHP logo

PHP scripting language and processor

MySQL logo

MySQL database

Apache Software Foundation logo

Apache web server

Linux logo

Linux server operating system

CSS Validator logo

W3C CSS validation service

HTML Validator logo

W3C HTML validation service

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