|Details on how the site is constructed|
|Written by Brett Kinross|
|Friday, 19 September 2008 01:46|
The printable pages use Google Static Maps which creates an image (.jpg in this case) of the map based on parameters which are passed onto it. This is limited to 1,000 maps per user per day which may mean that, down the track, you mightn't be able to print out all the sites for every state in a day (thought currently, with 93 sites entered that would only equate to 193 maps if all sites printed out so there is plenty of headroom left).
The website itself is hosted by Cove which I think offer the best value for money/features that you will find in Australia. I use Joomla, which can be installed with a couple of clicks, for the basic website layout and articles. For anybody wanting to setup their own website I highly recommend Joomla as it can be quite powerful but easy to use. You can use it for a basic website through to hosting forums etc.
I also use Google Analytics to collect information on how many people are accessing the site and where they are from etc.
Anyway I just thought I would share with you how the wizardy is done. My background is not in Information Technology (I'm a podiatrist ) so I encourage anyone who is keen to try web design - give it a go!
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 December 2009 23:41 )|