Web Site Information

Use this page to get more information about this web site and how to get the most out of it by understanding its features and organization. On this page you can read my Accessibility statement, Privacy policy, check out my Site Map, and other such content.

Accessibility Info

This site was designed specifically to be accessible.There are several features on this site which increase its level of accessibility. Text resizability, link focus, jump links, server-side scripting only, content clarity, and more. Here are a few details:

  • Resize. Resizable text content is a browser feature many web developers inadvertently disable for Internet Explorer (IE) users. My text can be resized by using the function in your web browser — even in IE. Try this, if you’re so equipped: Hold ctrl and rotate your mouse’s scroll wheel. Or use View > Text Size on your browser.
  • Focus. Links and form fields were made to indicate focus to prevent you from becoming disoriented on the page if you’re using a keyboard to navigate. Links change to their hover state when focused upon and form fields change in a couple of ways.
  • Jump Links. I added hidden “jump links” which will reveal themselves when needed. Want to see what I mean? Go ahead, using your keyboard, Tab onto any page. The links will show in the upper left-hand portion of your viewing area.
  • Scripting. All necessary scripting used on this site is carried out server-side. This ensures that everybody has access to the same look and functions as everyone else. To use this site you have to download or install nothing, and if you have JavaScript disabled, that’s no problem either.
  • Clarity. Content presentation, openness of design, simplicity. These were all done with usability and accessibility in mind. Being a non-cluttered site, you should have an easy time getting around and understanding the site.
  • Testing. To ensure quality access, a lot of testing was performed using various browsing devices. Moreover, in addition to mark-up and style sheet validation, mechanical checks were made at sites like WebXact, and CynthiaSays.
  • Other. Semantic mark-up, valid code (see footer links), separation of structure, styles, and content. The works. There are even a number of features that are too complicated to mention in brief. In a nutshell, this site adheres to the most current methodologies of proper web design.

I did all this and spent the extra time on a design of this quality because, quite simply, I care. I want to ensure that when you visit my site, you get the goods you’re after without having to struggle. This is how I make websites. It’s how I’ll make one for you.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy and mine have equal importance. In light of this fact, I will respect yours as if it were my own. I do collect certain information when you visit — your internet protocol or “IP” address, for instance, and your other contact information, as well, if you decide to contact me — but all of it, every character of text, every number, every byte of data, it all stays with me. I do not, and will not, and morally cannot, sell, lease, rent, gift, or in any way share your personal information. Period.

This domain’s mark-up, scripting/scripts, styles (CSS), images, written content, themes, project sites, and any other asset is, unless otherwise noted, protected by copyright. There are, however, some works and assets specifically marked for personal and/or commercial use released under a copyright with only some rights reserved or labeled with specific terms. Some content, such as scripts offered within my Beast-Blog posts, are free for you to use, unencumbered, even though they may not be so-marked. Should you find yourself in need of an image or some written content on the site, that is not marked for use, please get in touch with me by way of my Contact page, just to be sure. I’ll clear the air.

Site Disclaimer

This web site is meant to work as advertised and deliver to you its written content as a minimum requirement. I do not guarantee this, though. I tried my best. I would, however, like to know what troubles you are experiencing, if you are indeed having an accessibility or usability issue. If you are able to, communicate with me by any method provided on my Contact page. Also note that external links may lead to websites which are less accessible than this site. If you’re one who requires web accessibility features, be forewarned.

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