OK so you’re now thinking “Oh no not another personal website! Why do people do this?” Well in our case for a couple of reasons but I warn you now it’s not going to be pretty.
Who are we? Well we’re a middle aged couple living in Sydney Australia with three children, two grandchildren and the memory of a whimpering German Shepard named Sandy. We enjoy travel and try to as often as possible, getting “Off-Road” and cruising. I work in telephony with interests in Photography and Amateur Radio. Kim works in medical administration as well as being a qualified Nail Technician, the type you hit with hammers by accident not the straight steel ones.
Well there's nothing overly remarkable in the who so what's with the website? Well basically I have been doing some development work in a couple of areas and needed a web page and some interface development done. This gave me two options firstly I could get someone out there to do it for me, pay them then pay them again and again each time changes needed to be made. Or I could work it out for myself. A little research turned up what is referred to as “Content Management Systems” or CMS for short.
These basically allow you to construct web site framework to which you add content. This then means that ongoing maintenance of a site, such as adding a latest news item can be done by some one with little or no web design experience and it will still “fit” in the existing site. In this case the CMS I’m using is called Joomla which is an open source solution available from Joomla.org. For those that are interested more detailed information on the site is available by clicking here.
I have all ready built a fairly simple site, have a look here, but needed to try something a little more graphical in nature and using a few more complex components so this is it. As you look through, should that be if you look through these pages, you may notice that the pages are not all presented in a consistent manner or other things that just don’t seem to “fit in” remember that this is a test site and a place where different things can be tried. If you remember that then I’ll be able to get away with anything, maybe even un-good grammar and speeling.
So that’s the “who are we and why” out of the way feel free to have a look around the site and if inclined let us know what you think we can be contacted here.
If you came looking because you wanted to get the domain of vernon.id.au but found it was taken then have a look here for another option.
Kim & Pete
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:56|