This web site is maintained using the following software:
- HTML validation and Browser compatibility
- Active Server Pages (ASP) and PHP
- Site design and editing
- Site statistics
HTML validation and Browser compatibility
This website was originally programmed in HTML 4.01, updated to XHTML 1.0 strict version in 2004, updated to HTML5 in 2010, and was re-written with responsive design to cover smartphone and tablet displays in 2017. HTML validity of each page is checked using the W3.ORG online HTML validation service.
The Cascading Style Sheet of the web site is validated using online W3C CSS Validation Service.
Active Server Pages (ASP) and PHP
This site was originally programmed using Microsoft Visual Basic VBScript. ASP is no longer fully supported and has been deprecated. In 2000 Microsoft declared .NET as the next generation platform for web services. The web software of Microsoft has been progressively going against open source web standards. Because of this I decided to move away from Microsoft products to open source software. I chose PHP as the alternative to replace ASP code in the web site. Thus web site code and database interfaces will be slowly transformed to PHP code. In my experience open source software can be more powerful, more space efficient and more reliable than Microsoft products that have been developing into bloatware dinosaurs.
- PHP web site
- PHP tutorial
- Installing PHP on IIS7 in Vista
Site Design and editing
Programs and utilities used for graphics and color editing:
- Color Cop: Utility for probing screen coordinates and color codes.
- IrfanView: Simple image viewer and editor
Jewish Holiday Graphics:
- Drawings by Lis Elby at Jewish Clipart Database
Server log files are analyzed by Analog combined with QuickDNS utility for numerical IP address to full name conversion.