ta da!

Well, after much research and "Googe"ling, I have finally converted my web site to using PHP/XML and CSS2. My first version made extensive use of frames and this confused the major search engines (it also flies in the face of good SE optimization).

In order to achieve a two state experience (ie. the introductory video vignette followed by an image gallery), I had to learn PHP.  That meant downloading a WAMP server so I could do all my development on my home system. WAMP server has all you need to have your own Apache/PHP/mySQL server on a Windows XP system. It has allowed me to emulate all of the major functionality of my web host bluehost.

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2 responses to “ta da!

  1. pingback //: website new look and feel – the meat of the story | blog | john bishop images | photography | vancouver, bc

    […] Galleries, About and Contact).  For me this was an easy decision to make.  I had the skills and tools needed to make that decision with confidence. Onward and […]

  2. I can’t believe that was over a year ago!

    Since then I have used the same desktop setup to develop and publish what you see today – johnbishopimages.com version 2!

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