About the Site
This site was prepared by Bruce Barbour.
Last updated October 2014.
© 1998 - 2014
Photographs and text are not to be reproduced for sale or
publication, in any form, without permission of Web
master. You can print text and graphics for personal or
study use only.
The Webmaster and other people who have provided
information for this site are not liable to users of this
web site for any loss or damage however caused resulting
from use of the web site or the use of the information
Provision of a link from this web site to an external
site does not imply a recommendation for or an endorsement
of the contents of the external site, or any products or
services that may be advertised on, or provided by, those
The Webmaster does not check the information posted by
members of the community on the either the two databases
provided on this site - the Guestbook and Marketplace and
Notice Board - the information remains copyrighted to the
original poster. While the applications are meant for the
use of members of the Strathmore community again we do not
check whether the users are from Strathmore. Nor do we
check the legitimacy of the any items offered for sale nor
other services offered. The Webmaster (and other people
who may have assisted with this site) are not liable to
users of the database applications or the use of, or
reliance on, the information contained therein or the
goods or services offered.
The site was initially prepared using AOLpress plus some
additional HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) programming.
AOLpress was a simple WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You
Get) page editor - which is no longer available. (WYSIWYG
page editors are the easist way to start a site however as
you gain more experience they can become limiting and some
of them are annoying in that they can change your HTML
without even telling you or the HTML they write can be
This site has subsequently been updated using 1st Page 2000# with
style sheets edited in Topstyle Lite#.
Both these programs are excellent. They use to be
available free over the internet. (I note 1st Page charge
for their most recent version). Alternatively you could
try a program called "Alleycode#"
which seems similar to 1st Page and a quite reasonable
HTML editor. If you are really hardline you can write and
edit pages in Notepad. Recently, because content is more
important than style, I have gone back to using NVu and
then later SeaMonkey#
Composer (which is the same as NVu) which seems fine when
used with style sheets from Topstyle Lite. However even
with a WYSIWYG editor like NVu / SeaMonkey it is
desireable to be able to tweak the HTML in the
<HTML> Source view pane either to clean up the code
or for when NVu / SeaMonkey doesn't behave exactly as you
want it to - so please learn some basic HTML.
The Guestbook is the Lazarus advanced guestbook, provided
for free by Carbonized
Blog. An easy to set up and use application.
The Notice Board and Marketplace application is provided
by Osclass. Not quite
as easy to set up, at least for someone like me who does
not have an IT back ground - but it is free!
If any Strathmorites (or groups) have any good ideas for
a Website but don't know how to start, please contact me.
It's not difficult to set up a simple web site (this was
my first site) and your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
may provide you with an amount of disk space on the ISP's
server included with your internet service provider
account (please refer to your ISP for further
information). Alternatively domain names and hosting is
relative cheap these days from many different web hosts.
If any Strathmorites wishes to have input into the design
and/or content of this site please contact me and let me
know your ideas.
Read More about Community and
This site was launched onto the World Wide Web on the
26th of January 1999. It was originally hosted by Vicnet.
A major revamp of the website was undertaken during 2013,
changing the look and feel of the site (with minor
modifications to content). The site was relaunched at the
current domain name - www.strathmore3041.org
in April 2014.
The site is hosted by NetVirtue
commencing in 2013.
I would be pleased to consider proposals for sponsorship.