About the Web Site and that Guy.
About the Web Site.
Boinkin Chipmunks is not about content. It is about testing structure, code, technique and technologies. The content is compliant XHTML 1.1 and, depending upon the DTD used, XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant. The content is served with an application/xhtml+xml MIME type on browsers that support this specific MIME.
It should be clearly noted that I am neither a designer nor a developer. This Web site, as in all of my personal Web sites over the years, is used as a learning tool for myself.
The Basis for the Web Site.
A Microsoft ASP.NET template was used as a basis for creating this content. This site and the template have very few design similarities. The code behind has also been changed.
Changes were necessary to bring the template into standards compliance and to accommodate personal design taste and site functionality. Not all of the changes in semantic structure that should have been made were made. The same applies to the use of Cascading Style Sheets. Some of the code within the style sheets needed to adapt to the non–semantic structure of portions of the code.
It is never advisable to use someone else’s work product such as Microsoft’s template. All you are doing, in the end, is buying into that developer’s/designer’s problems. It is much more efficient and prudent to start from scratch.
However, the high points and important things within semantics have been met. Over time, changes will continue to be made in improvements to the site’s structure.
The Web site has been designed for current modern browsers, only. Current browsers are defined as the current major release of any Web browser.
Internet Explorer version 6.0, and below, are not current modern browsers and present substantial security risks to their users. These browsers are not supported.
Text only browsers, such as Lynx, are supported.
Cascading Style Sheet development to support hand–held devices has not, yet, been implemented.
The majority of graphics on this site are in the PNG 8 format. Time was not taken to squeeze out every possible bit of data within the image to bring the image down to its most smallest possible file size. The image file sizes are close enough.
Imagery in design helps to establish perception. Perception is an important part of communication. The established perception of this site is personal and for my view and no one else’s. That viewpoint will partially explain my choice of photography that has been used. Women are truly remarkable creatures. Besides, I am still that boinkin guy and it is in the jeans. Deal with it.
This Web site is also about test production of the WCAG 1.0 Priority 3 Accessible content. More detailed information on standards and accessibility is available on the W3C standards and accessibility compliance content of Boinkin Chipmunks.
Custom Document Type Definitions.
The XHTML 1.1 DTD is a custom DTD that is based on the W3C XHTML 1.1 Strict DTD with the addition of the W3C XHTML 1.1 Target Module. You may view detailed information about the use of the custom XHTML 1.1 DTD .
This site uses, on occasion, another custom DTD. The custom DTD is a variant of the W3C XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD. You may view detailed information about the use of the custom XHTML 1.0 DTD .
The content, primarily its structure, is constantly reviewed for possible improvements and efficiencies. This includes use of new technologies. I am not a believer of using any of the latest technologies unless the technology improves and adds significant benefit to usability, efficiencies and site maintenance. The Web, after all, is a communication medium that must serve the audience. It is not a geek fest for the latest fad or geek technology branded silliness, e.g. Posh, Web 2.0, AJAX, Ruby on Drugs, et al.
About that Guy.
Want or interested in some information about that boinkin guy? Give me a few minutes to mull that over, please.
When I want you to know something about me, I will give you a call.
Now, go wait by your phone.
Postscript: I have fervently tried, over the years, to become a “geek” but I can’t seem to get that god damned pocket protector stapled to my chest.
If you have any questions regarding the Boinkin About Content Page, please e-Mail that boinkin guy.