About BattleFile

Site Design

Very few people will be interested in this, but here goes...

I built the site using XHTML and CSS, edited by hand with the UltraEdit text editor. For the latest design, I have tried as far as possible to adhere to web standards. This has been an incremental process because when I started working on the site in 2001, it looked very different and was built using nested tables and spacer images (so 1998, dahling).

The Battle Files are stored in a MySQL database. I use PHP to talk to this and also to serve some of the standard elements of the pages.

The images have been chopped, cropped and trimmed using Macromedia Fireworks. I'm not telling you how I created the maps because I'm still trying to find a better way of doing it.

Web hosting is provided, free of charge, by FreeVirtualServers

Finally, I have tested the design on the following browsers:

Please let me know if you are using a different set up (eg Safari on Mac) and anything looks odd.