202. Daffodils, East Lothian, Scotland (UK) 2003/03
We've tried to do our best and make this website worth your visit. By setting high standards for our own website we hope to convince you that we will try to do the same for yours. A few points though ...
This website has been optimised for the latest versions of the most commonly used web browsers and should therefore render well in all of these. If you do not have the latest version of your favourite browser we suggest to upgrade now.
From January 2009, we will try to bring new websites up to The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. The W3C has set these standards for the web since 1994 under the directorship of Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. These standards should help make sure that the markup language that lies behind your website will work well, but it also helps search engines such as Google to find your website. Example: Show markup of this page ...
We have selected the Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML 1.0 Transitional) as our new standard. If websites (or certain pages within that website) pass the W3C standard, the W3C 'pass' logo can be displayed on these pages. Visitors can check that standards have been passed by clicking on this logo.
Please bear in mind that it is not always easy (or possible) to attain the W3C standard. That doesn't mean that the markup behind your website is a mess; there may simply be complex issues that are not easy to resolve within a limited budget. Websites we have made before 2009 are still working fine and rate well in Google despite the fact that most of these will not pass the W3C test. All pages on this website have passed the new standard and we proudly display the W3C 'pass' icons. If any of the pages fail, please let us know.
The cascading style sheets (CSS) used on this website are set to the CSS level 2.1 standard. A style sheet is an external file in which rules are defined for things such as the layout, colours and type used on your website. Again style sheets on our older websites will work fine as they were all generated with market leading web design software.
For all new websites we will also adopt the International Organization for Standardization ISO Latin 1 character set (ISO/IEC 8859-1) which should render all characters used in the English language and some foreign languages properly. If any characters on this website do not render properly, please let us know.
Pretty much throughout this website I shall refer to us, although it should refer to me. So it's really just I when it reads we and why? Well, because I sounds wee and we is more like us, that's more. The 'more' that gives the confidence that it is not just I and this is true as I do not work in isolation. The 'more' that inspire and keep the books, the 'more' that supplement and make all this work, the 'more' that is you, our visitors and clients. So less is more and I shall just be who I am, the we on this website.
Mistakes are human and we would be the last to state that we don't make any. If you do come across dismal spelling mistakes, obvious typo's, grammatical howlers, dreadful puns, gross inconsistencies, punctuation goofs or embarrassing misquotes, please have a good laugh on our account and then drop us a line to tell us all about it - we would be much obliged.
The content of this website was created by us and we've tried to keep things relevant where this is appropriate and perhaps a little wilder when we wonder off track and leave the box. We hope the information on this site is correct, however, we cannot be held responsible if you fall off your bike when you spot material on this site that is clearly nonsense. Of course we're all for nonsense (and some nonsence on this site is intentional), but please drop us a line when we're well off the mark. We see some vallue in political correctness (pc), but we also like to draw the line where we see fit, because sometimes enough is enough. One always wonders who makes these rules anyway (and why). Of course freedom of speech (in countries where that is an option) should allow for some free thought regards pc.
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Where we have supplied links to external websites we have done so in the understanding that it may be of help to you, the visitor. This is how the world wide web works and hangs together. However we are (obviously) not responsible for the content of these websites. If any such links appear the be offensive (with reason), please let us know. If links are broken we would also like to hear from you.
We know that the web is a great source for ideas and all kinds of freebies (legal or illegal). The material on this website will, perhaps, tempt some to pick and mix for their own use. We cannot legally stop you from doing so, but we encourage you to ask first before you help yourself to creative work made by, and often for, others. As a reminder we have placed a short borrowers' statement on all pages. The full text goes something like this ...
"Unless otherwise stated, all graphics and photographs on this website were made by fa.design. We would appreciate it if you could contact us first before 'borrowing' any material. Some of this material was specially prepared for clients and would require permission from those clients. Of course by contacting us we may be able to supply better quality graphics in various professional formats. Ideas are hard to protect and in the end we all copy to a certain extend, but be fair, give at least some credit to the source."
So don't hesitate to contact us and ask.