neil on the web!

technical

design

These pages comply with W3C recommendations and validate as: XHTML1.0 Strict. I also validate the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

View this web-site with the browser of your choice; it will look better if your browser renders CSS. I amended the design in 2014 for better mobile device useability.

I try to keep pages small so that these load quickly. I use a single content column to assist the readability. I am open to comment and advice on any aspect of the design or implementation of these pages.

xhtml page building and editing tools

I write pages in markdown and build a mostly static site with Jekyll.

The pages use PHP to import common page elements and for logic.

Nedit is my main editor in GNU/Linux. I edit using MacVim and TextWrangler in Mac OS X. I use Pe and StyleEdit text editors in Be OS (I have instances running in VMWare). I sometimes use HTML Tidy to check pages and tidy up the formatting before W3C validation.

page testing

I mainly write and test in Mac OS X and GNU/Linux but I do additional testing with other browsers and platforms when I finalise a design.

W3C XHTML MarkUp Validation Service W3C CSS Validation Service