About the Site
This site was prepared by Bruce Barbour.
Last updated October 2012.
© 1998 - 2012
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The site was initially prepared using AOLpress plus some
additional HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) programming.
AOLpress is a simple WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You
Get) page editor (which is no longer available). (WYSIWYG
page editors are the easist way to start a site however as
you gain more experience they can become limiting and some
of them are annoying in that they can change your HTML
without even telling you or the HTML they write can be
This site has subsequently been updated using 1st Page 2000# with
style sheets edited in Topstyle Lite#.
Both these programs are excellent. They use to be
available free over the internet. (I note 1st Page charge
for their most recent version). Alternatively you could
try a program called "Alleycode#"
which seems similar to 1st Page and a quite reasonable
HTML editor. If you are really hardline you can write and
edit pages in Notepad. Recently, because content is more
important than style, I have gone back to using NVu and
then later SeaMonkey#
Composer (which is the same as NVu) which seems fine when
used with style sheets from Topstyle Lite. However even
with a WYSIWYG editor like NVu / SeaMonkey it is
desireable to be able to tweak the HTML in the
<HTML> Source view pane either to clean up the code
or for when NVu / SeaMonkey doesn't behave exactly as you
want it to - so please learn some basic HTML.
If any Strathmorites (or groups) have any good ideas for
a Website but don't know how to start, please contact me.
It's not difficult to set up a simple web site (this is my
first site) and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may
provide you with an amount of disk space on the ISP's
server included with your dial up account (please refer to
your ISP for further information). Vicnet may be willing
to host a community site for free. See Vicnet# Site for
further information. If any Strathmorites wishes to have
input into the design and/or content of this site please
contact me and let me know your ideas.
- This web site is for the benefit of the Community.
- This is Stage 1 of this site. The site is still under
construction (and will be for its entire life).
- Your suggestions on how this site might be used and
developed is welcomed. Please Email me with your comment
- Some possibilities for future development of the site
- Community Forum Page - a place for the discussion of
- Community Billboard Page - Listing of all events in
Strathmore (Fetes, Cake Stalls, Sporting Events,
Finals, Theatre etc).
- Community Assistance Page - A contact point for
community Skill Sharing and Co- operatives. Set up
Interest Groups e.g. book reading groups, golf groups
or set up tool sharing groups.
- Community Advertising Page - for the use of
residents to sell unwanted secondhand goods to other
- Community News Electronic Magazine - new articles
submitted from the community or possibly pulling
together articles from other paper magazines produced
within the community (such school magazines,
Newsletters, Neighbourhood Watch etc.)
- Community Marketplace - Listing all local businesses
and what they provide. Encouragement of support from
local businesses and for local businesses.
The main problem with these possible developments at
the moment is the still lack of penetration of the
Internet into the Suburbs limiting ready community
access to the pages. If the site was to expand in this
way a working committee would need to be formed to share
the work load. Anyway Email me and let
me know what you think.
Read More about Community and
This site was launched onto the World Wide Web on the
26th of January 1999.
A major revamp of the website was undertaken in October
2012, changing the look and feel of the site (with minor
modifications to content).
I would be pleased to consider proposals for sponsorship.