This web site has
existed since around 1992, eg before the "Internet" as such existed for
most people. It was hosted on a server at James Cook University to
provide an on-line resource for my
Construction Management course notes at the (then) Department of Civil and
Systems Engineering. It was accessible over AARNet (Australian Academic
Research Network). It has moved a number of times
To my surprise, the site began to be accessed from
all over the world, and locally became a source of commissions and
income. When Google came into existence in 1997, if someone typed the words building urban design tropics into
Google, this site would come up first. Even these days, with wannabes buying search engine optimisation services and actually paying for preferential placement, this site still comes up on page 2 or 3.
addition to this domain, tropicdesign.net.au, I also own
tropicdesign.au. The latter is not yet set up, and I may abandon one or
the other, which might mean that the one abandoned could be registered
to someone else.
background was highly desirable in the days of CRT screens. Black on CRT
= guns off, no static build-up making your hair stand on end.
I doubt if my
skills in web page coding have progressed much beyond HTML1, and for
these pages, I have been at the mercy of KompoZer.
find any errors, please let me know.