Many have assisted me in the production of the software and content of this website. In particular, I would like to thank:
- The folks at Sourceforge.net, specifically Tim Perdue, who created the login system I use. It's about the only piece of software on this site that hasn't been that extensively modified.
- Some guy at Devshed.com for his extremely simple news publishing system, which I've so heavily modified, you probably wouldn't recognise it if you saw the code.
- Yinan Chen, the creator of Chipmunk Forums. Although much of the CSS is his, practically only 5% to 10% of the code in the forum software is his. Compare the two in features and functionality, and you'll see what I mean.
- The folks at bigfoto.com and sxc.hu, for kindly allowing reproduction of their images in return for credit. Also judhi from Flickr, who licensed the photo of the Petronas Twin Towers used in the header image under a copyleft licence (specifically, the Creative Commons Attribution licence), and Adrian Pingstone, whose public domain photograph of the Palace of Westminster is also used.
- Gary Rebholz, for writing How to Use HTML and XHTML, and David Fox & Troy Downing for writing Web Publisher's Construction Kit with HTML 3.2. These books, and the friendly folks at heavengames.com and ezboard.com, introduced me to HTML.
- Tim Converse and Joyce Park for writing the seminal PHP Bible. The second edition of this book, combined with the PHP and mySQL manuals, are what I used to write the "behind the scenes" code for this site.
- Eric Meyer, for his incredible reference work Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 and his website, both of which helped me greatly in writing the code that ensures this site isn't an ugly piece of crap.
- My parents, for sinking their money into paying for this site's hosting every month, and all these books I just cited.
There may be a few I've left out, so my deepest apologies and gratitude to you if I've missed out your name. Oh, and the Devshed guys, I'll get your names up here as soon as I can find the articles on your site where I took the code from.