About this site
This website is programmed entirely with XHTML and CSS and is so called 'accessible'. Read why:
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) is more strict regarding the correct syntax and produces an easier to read code - also for machines like internet reader for disabled persons...
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) offer the possibility to complete separate design and layout from the content. Again an advantage for handicapped people but also for all kinds of mobile Internet devices such as mobile phones and hand helds: The website even without any styling is still usable.
People on slow lines with pictures not loading will also have no problem to navigate the site.
If you do a printout of one of our pages you'll get what you wanted: The content - and nothing else. Or do you need a navigation and/or a nice colorful frame on your paper?
Also for us this modular structure makes it much easier to update the pages or to add content. And if we need a complete new design and layout: Its all in one single file!
Modern techniques have not only advantages. One BIG problem is still the browser compatibility.
The site was tested with Firefox 1.5, Netscape 7, Mozilla 1.7.x, Opera 8, Safari (?), Internet Explorer 5.5 for Mac and IE 5.5, 6 & 7beta with XP. The Internet Explorer still makes the most problems and for example the 'Tab-Feature' had to be disabled for its older versions.
We would be happy to receive your feedback if you are noticing strange behaviours or broken designs on your machine. Let us know which browser and operating system you use and we will try to fix it asap.
And feel free to nominate this site for all kinds of accessibilty awards!
Design: Katja Hannover - Programming: Stephan Bartholomä