Thoughts on teaching, technology, learning and life in an era of change.

Archive for May, 2007

Photographs of Malaysia added to site
May 3rd, 2007

I added four galleries of photographs taken at various points in Malaysia during trips made in 2000 ~ 2002. The photographs were taken in Johor Bahru, Pulau Besar, Tioman Island and Kuala Lumpur.

Building the new web site
May 1st, 2007

My web site has recently undergone a major revision. I had been constructing the revised web site using Apple’s iWeb software application however the actual web pages took an eternity to download. They looked absolutely brilliant but each page element did take an age to download. I tried two different web servers just to check. One in Hong Kong and the other in Melbourne. Each web page looked messy as it downloaded as well. It was a real pity.

I borrowed the style of the iWeb “Gazette” template and built this using Macromedia Dreamweaver and simple html. Nested tables. I did not wish to play around with style sheets too much at this point. Maybe later. I used Adobe Photoshop Elements to create all of the photo gallery pages. I love the way you can manage sites in Dreamweaver and make site wide changes. Excellent!

Bintan image galleries added to site
May 1st, 2007

I added three galleries of photographs taken on the Indonesian island of Bintan during trips made in February 2001, May 2001 and January 2002. Bintan is part of Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago and is only 40 kilometres from Singapore. There are a number of resorts on the island. I believe they are funded by Singaporean capital and are somewhat separate from the rest of the island. The black amd yellow mangrove snake in the photograph was one of the highlights of the first trip. Shao Ping and I were being given a tour of the local mangroves in a small boat and the mangrove snakes were curled up on the branches overhanging the water. I took that photograph holding my camera in my right hand and the branch with my left hand. Took a few quick snaps and carefully retreated.