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Hello, I thought some of you might be interested to know how this website is designed, and what tools are used, given the fact that I'm a playing member of the Scottish blind golf Society,having been registerd blind since 1979. I first thought of helping the SBGS get a basic site launched after getting interested in this computer markup language a few years ago when i saw what was possible by a friend of mine, Tom Lorimer, who produces the Whitestick Website, a fantastic resource for blind and visually impaired computer users. Tom, who is blind too, recommended I take a look at Webtutor, that's the little icon up top there, a good beginners tutorial for html language, which I still often refer to when I come unstuck with a piece of code.
I have moved on from that level to greater and more complex stuff, and now in 2004, I am embarking on upgrading all the content of the site to XHTML, using CSS, Cascading Style Sheets predominantly for colour effect and alignment. XHTML, which stands for Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, is a Web Standard. XHTML 1.0 became an official W3C Recommendation on January 26, 2000. A World Wide Web Consortium Recommendation means that the specification is stable, that it has been reviewed by the W3C membership, and that the specification is now a Web standard.
You'll see validation certificates for XHTML at the bottom of those pages that now meet this standard, my apologies for any ones I haven't got round to, they may collapse in time!
Ok, there you go, I'd love to hear any feedback, good or bad, whatever trips your trigger, so please do Send me an E mail!, and if you're visually impaired and want to learn how to do this stuff, I'd be only too happy to put you on the right track.