About This Site

This site came about because I wanted to test out the things I learned about web development while in school. I thought it was prudent to try to put all of the component parts together and develop a site from start to finish.

The site's backend is PHP. It uses a very crude templating system to ensure that all of the directory levels of the site work properly together. The news page uses a combination of PHP and JavaScript (through AJAX). I use the jQuery library for much of my JavaScript since it makes life so much easier.

The HTML and CSS design of the site is 100% mine and 100% mediocre. I am not a designer. However, that did not stop me from attempting some modern CSS techniques like rounded borders and drop-shadows. Considering that, this site is probably best viewed in something other than Internet Explorer.