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This site was prepared by Bruce Barbour.

Last updated February 2021.


1998 - 2021

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Site Preparation

The site was initially prepared using AOLpress plus some additional HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) programming. AOLpress was a simple WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) page editor - which is no longer available. (WYSIWYG page editors are an easy way to start a site however as you gain more experience they can become limiting and some of them are annoying in that they can change your HTML without even telling you or the HTML they write can be very messy. Another option for creating website is the use of a content management system and/or blog management program such as Wordpress - there are many others, a lot of them free to use.)

This site has subsequently been updated using 1st Page 2000# with style sheets edited in Topstyle Lite#. Both these programs are excellent. They use to be available free over the internet. (I note 1st Page charge for their most recent version). Alternatively you could try a program called "Alleycode#" which seems similar to 1st Page and a quite reasonable HTML editor. If you are really hardline you can write and edit pages in Notepad. Recently, because content is more important than style, I have gone back to using NVu and then later SeaMonkey# Composer (which is the same as NVu) which seems fine when used with style sheets from Topstyle Lite. However even with a WYSIWYG editor like NVu / SeaMonkey it is desireable to be able to tweak the HTML in the <HTML> Source view pane either to clean up the code or for when NVu / SeaMonkey doesn't behave exactly as you want it to - so please learn some basic HTML. Seamonkey, while still available, is no longer being developed or supported. It has evolved into Bluegriffon and works very similar to Seamonkey and the basic version - still fine for most uses - is free.

If any Strathmore resident (or group) has any good ideas for a website but don't know how to start, please contact me. It's not difficult to set up a simple web site (this was my first site) and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may provide you with an amount of disk space on the ISP's server included with your internet service provider account (please refer to your ISP for further information). Alternatively domain names and hosting is relative cheap these days from many different web hosts.

If any Strathmore resident, former resident or other interested party wishes to have input into the design and/or content of this site please contact me and let me know your ideas.

Site Philosophy.

  • This web site is for the benefit of the Community.
  • This is Stage 2 of this site (Stage 1 being when the original site was launched in 1999). The site is still under construction (and will be for its entire life).
  • Your suggestions on how this site might be used and developed is welcomed. Please Email me with your comment and suggestions.
  • Some possibilities for future development of the site include:
    • Community Forum Page - a place for the discussion of local issues.
    • Community Events Calendar application.
    • Community Assistance Page - A contact point for community Skill Sharing and Co- operatives. Set up Interest Groups e.g. book reading groups, golf groups or set up tool sharing groups.
    • Community News Electronic Magazine - new articles submitted from the community or possibly pulling together articles from other paper magazines produced within the community (such school magazines, Newsletters, Neighbourhood Watch etc.)
  • Anyway Email me and let me know what you think.

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Site History

This site was launched onto the World Wide Web on the 26th of January 1999. It was originally hosted by Vicnet.

A major revamp of the website was undertaken during 2013, changing the look and feel of the site (with minor modifications to content). The site was relaunched at the current domain name - in April 2014.

The site is hosted by NetVirtue commencing in  2013.


I would be pleased to consider proposals for sponsorship.