Just some boring/geeky stuff about this site.
All the pages were written in the text editor Notepad++
(I used to use Textpad
but I changed…)
No Web Dev IDE was harmed in the making of this site.
I'm using Lucee
CF templates to
read from an ODBC linked .xlsx
file to build the gallery pages and the customised Google maps.
The thumbnail creation process is automated using (Strawberry
All recent photos (post 2014) were shot in RAW format on a Sony NEX7 with a variety of lens and postprocessing was carried out in Adobe Lightroom
Earlier pictures where shot on a variety of Olympus 35mm SLRs (OM-10/OM-20/OM-4Ti) with a large variety of Zuiko lens
on 35m slide file (usually Kodachrome 64) and then scanned with a Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II. (See my OM nostalgia pics
Recently (2019+) I've been using PTGui
to stitch images together to create panoramas.
Yup, I'm bit of an old dinosaur...
powers the galleries and
the image fade effects on the gallery thumbnails is something I hacked myself, with reference to
the image transitions libraries from
For the sake of standards I've validated the site as follows:
Most of the site is written in (valid!) HTML5. The older stuff is Strict XHTML1.1. And the even older stuff
is doctype HTML 4.01 Frameset. The gallery pages don't play that nicely on a touch screen (yet), but then why
would you want to look at the pics in the galleries on a tiny wee screen? So I may fiddle with the gallery
mouseevents at some point, but then who, really, is going to care?
For what it's worth (not a lot, really) the CSS is valid too.
Though, for full disclosure, I am still using tables for layout in the gallery indexes.
But then a grid of images is really a table of images, isn't it?