The idea behind this site is to create a good site with a professional layout, without the use of a complex code. In the end people without proper knowledge of web programming should be able to understand, change and update the code to suit there own needs. To obtain this goal, the site should fulfil to the following points:
At this time there are also plans to create a short hands-on manual which should allow users to copy and change this site to suit their own needs and help them in creating there own site.
Most sites today are created by WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors like Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage. Although this is an easy way to create a site once you understand how the editor works, it is also a method that create lots of unnecessary source code. The large amount of code makes it buggier and relatively hard to update later on. Besides, HTML and its descendants all have a very low learning curve, so it will probably take you less time to create a site by hand instead of using an editor. By keeping the code to a minimum this site tries to be an example of an easy, handcrafted site.
The idea behind this point is that the site should be easy to update, even by people who arenít familiar with website programming. Without getting into too much detail at this point, one should note that this site is based on two important techniques. Instead of the commonly used table based structure, the structure of this site has been based on frames, which actually means that one page consist of multiple smaller web pages. Besides frames this site also uses cascading style sheets. Different style elements are mostly saved in extern cascading style sheet. Style related updates only have to be applied to this extern page, instead off updating all the pages seperatly.
As for the professional look, the background pictures are actually created in Microsoft Word, and edited in paint and a photo editor. These pictures are then placed as background images in the different frames of the site. By using a combination of static and tiled pictures the site gets a rather flexible structure.