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Established June 2, 1997
by citizens for citizens


March 16, 1998

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August 13, 1997
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For those who are curious about such things, this web site was hosted from June 1997 through October 2000 on Macintosh(tm) computers owned by Quality Computer Systems, Inc. on Yellow Springs Road.  As of November 2000, the site is hosted by PLH Worldgroup Communications, Inc., in West Chester, PA.
All web pages are prepared using BBEdit(tm), a fancy text editor often used by programmers.  Many of the photographs that are already in "inventory", (though not necessarily digitized at this point) were taken with a typical 35mm SLR camera.  Many other photo images, and most of those to be taken in the future, are and will be captured with a digital camera.  All digitized photographs are currently cataloged using Extensis Fetch(tm) and resized, color-corrected and compressed in Photoshop(tm).
Many of you may be familiar with the problems that plague web publishers due to the differences in the way various web browsers interpret the.asp language that is served by web sites. It's also a fact that Windows computers display images darker than do Macintosh computers, so we aim for the "middle" in terms of brightness and hope visitors using both platforms see satisfactory images. We are striving to check all pages on Netscape (Windows and Mac), Internet Explorer (Windows and Mac), and America On Line (Mac), which in its latest incarnation is basically Internet Explorer. If you find that your browser is not handling something correctly, please contact us and let us know what the problem is and what browser and platform you are using.
From a philosophical point, we are purposely keeping the development of this web site simple and not very demanding of our visitors' browsers. Specifically, as long as we anticipate many visitors will be accessing this site via older (i.e. in computer terms this means "last year's") versions of America On Line's web browser, we are staying away from many of the bells and whistles that will not work well on those browsers. It is also likely that most visitors are accessing us at no more than 28.8 kbaud and do not wish to wait too long for things to happen when they click a button.
At this point, we are concentrating on content more than fancy technologies and will gradually implement animation, javascript, sound, other features as we deem appropriate.

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Site development, maintenance and funding by Township resident Jacob D. Merriwether.
Hosting by PLH Worldgroup Communications, Inc.