These pages are managed and served using a variety of open technologies.
The server is a Mac Mini, running MacOS X Server. This is a remarkably affordable, powerful, and flexible 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 target language for content is validating HTML 5, with CSS 3 used to specify presentation. HTML 5 and CSS 3 are, at writing, still works in progress, but the draft versions are well supported by modern browsers.
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.