The Web Technologies used to design and make uses some of the cutting edge Technology available on the Internet as it's foundation. These technologies are listed below. Over the year I'm looking forward to writing some in depth articles on how I used implemented each service on my site.

Table of Contents

  1. Using Zend Framework for Rapid Web Development
  2. W3C Validated to adhere to Web Standards
  3. Accessibility in Mind

1: Using Zend Framework for Rapid Web Development

Past incarnations of this site has used it's own Framework for rapid page development. However maintenence and the development of new features meant that I ended up working on the Framework instead of the site.

At the beginning of 2009 I started making the switch to the View this link Zend Framework as the foundation of the site. The Zend Framework offers the developer a whole host of tools and services for rapid development using Object Orientated Programming (OOP) and Design Patterns.

If you are a LAMP developer wishes to widen their horizons then I urge you investigate the Zend Framework.

2: W3C Validated to adhere to Web Standards

Standards are becoming an increasingly important area of the web as the way we view pages is expanding vastly due to the introduction of Mobile Devices and a huge array of different browsers.

Therefore it is paramount that sites adhere to a common set of standards. is Valid XHTML, as set out in View this link W3C's XHTML 1.0 Specification.

Additionally, these pages make use of CSS V2.1 to create a accessible website across many media types.

3: Accessibility in Mind

The awareness for designing and creating websites for users with disabilities has become paramount over the last few years. It is our obligation as web site designers to create a web for all. has been optimised for use on multiple screen readers and media types. These pages pass the