As you may have seen on the Wibsite home page the Church of England has a new website. It looks pretty good, from the little I’ve seen of it so far, and seems to include loads of interesting and useful information. But, and this is the point I want to stress, it validates!. That is great news, firstly it means that the site will be more compatible with different browsers and platforms, secondly that it will load quicker, and that it will be easier to update than a badly-formed site. So much kudos to The Institute for Learning and Research Technology who designed the site.
They also alerted me to Plone, an open-source content management system. In a future post I will harp on about the Big CMS Bubble, as it’s a big issue in web development at the moment, but for now I need to be off to try out The GIMP and Scintilla as a (free) replacement for the Macromedia Studio suite of web development programs. Wish me luck.