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This is the home page of the Woolass website.

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Three Column Website

The three column nature of this website is to aid readers, I read somewhere that lines of text should be between 35 and 70 characters long. Squeezing the primary content in to the central column should help, especially when considering the current proliferation of 'wide screen' monitors.

It does however aid the creation of 'white space' on the page which needs careful management.


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The primary purpose of this website was experimental, It was originally started to provide a live enviroment in which to develop and prove, various methods of html markup, css and dynamic page creation and then being able to demonstrate that functionality at a remote location. (Over the internet).

More recently it has been used to experiment with other techniques and to share some thoughts of my GNU/Linux experience, which may or may not be useful to others.

The GNU/Linux pages are really about using files at a different level in the directory structure of the site and demostrating the difference between stlye id and class. The GNU/Linux theme was used to give some inter-relating content.
The coins pages are there because I wanted to play with mysql and php, the coins presented a suitable subject.
The supermoon pictures are because I wanted to look at the pop up picture method.
The Wasdale mountain rescue pages are there to promote the WMRT and as a vehicle to use the slide show facility.

Deployment of physical and virtual machines within my Local Area Network as largely stopped the use of this web site for experimental purposes, just the results are placed on it, where they are deemed suitable for publication that is!

Sometimes the text on some of the pages may repeat its self or in slightly different words - this is where I have been exprimenting with how pages appear, its a lot easier copy and pasting!

The experimental nature of the site may mean that, from time to time, code and style won't validate. No apologies are made for this - it's just the way things are. In the longer term the majority of the site will be valid. Occasionally I may choose to leave some code or css that does not validate by way of demostration. (like the Layout menu css). Why not try the validation links to check the state of play today? One of the advantages of experimenting in a live enviroment comes from being able to validate directly from the page in question without copy and pasting (validation is not permitted by the W3C validation service from none public IP addresses)