These pages are managed and served using a variety of open technologies.
The server is a Mac Mini running MacOS X. The gelding of MacOS X Server was unwelcome, but in the end, configuring a Mac to run Apache isn't any worse than getting it to run on any other platform.
Content is managed using PHP. Using PHP greatly simplifies content management and ensures consistency, as recurring parts of the page structure are constructed programmatically.
The SSMUG webmaster recommends the following resources:
- Eric Meyer on CSS, by Eric Meyer, New Riders, 2002.
- Designing with Web Standards, by Jeffrey Zeldman, New Riders, 2003.
- Programming PHP, by Rasmus Lerdorf and Kevin Tatroe, O'Reilly, 2002.
The SSMUG webmaster is happy to receive any comments, questions, or suggestions for improvement, including thoughtful criticism of page design and/or technology choices.