A bit of information on Web Sites
We all take the web
for granted these days, it’s just there to be used and looked
at, an infinite reference source for all the world to tap into.
But have you ever thought about how it got there and what the
web is as such.
Before the web came around there were community Bulletin boards
that only a few users could log onto at one time. These bulletin
boards even had graphics of one sort or another.
After much study and
searching the web for “the founder” it appears that Sir
Timothy (Tim) John Berners-Lee first proposed the Web
in 1989 while developing ways to control computers remotely
at CERN, the European nuclear research lab near Geneva. He never
got the project formally approved, but his boss suggested he quietly
tinker with it anyway.
In 1989 one of the
main objectives of the WWW was to be a space for sharing information.
It seemed evident that it should be a space in which anyone could
be creative, to which anyone could contribute. The first browser
was actually a browser/editor, which allowed one to edit any page,
and save it back to the web if one had access rights.
the core communication protocols needed for transmitting Web pages:
the HTTP, or hypertext transfer protocol, and the so-called markup
language used to create them, HTML. By Christmas Day 1990, he
finished the first browser, called simply "WorldWideWeb"
Sir Timothy (Tim) John
Berners-Lee continues to work on improving the web through his
position in the World Wide Web Consortium. Lee was born in London
England in 1955 and studied at the Oxford University. He put up
the first web site in 1991 on August 6. The WWW has developed
considerably since then and has remained royalty free and open
On Dec. 15,
1994, the Internet browser known as Netscape
Navigator 1.0 was launched, and the world--or at least
the World Wide Web--changed with the click of a mouse. Within
four months 75% of all Net users were peering at the Web through
the window of the Netscape browser.
Strangely enough, the
web took off very much as a publishing medium, in which people
edited offline. They were prepared to edit the funny angle brackets
of HTML source, and didn't demand a, what you see is what you
get editor. The web today is full of interesting stuff and no
one in their lifetime will ever see what was put up on the web
in the last 24 hours.
Now let’s look
at our website
Our web is FREELY
hosted at CQnet,
one of our local Internet Service Providers. This allows easy
access for upgrading and changes. For those interested our address
is ‘cqkoala’ and we are registered as an ‘org’ or organisation
in the ‘au’ or Australian domain.
When the registration
takes place the address is linked to a numerical code that is
issued and registered with the world wide web. Thus when you type
in www.cqkoala.org.au the search engine will immediately look
for the numerical counterpart and that will lead the search engine
to the host domain.
The recent upgrades on our website took place after consultation
with committee members and the continual call from the education
corner. Students want good quality A4 pictures of koalas for school
projects and the committee wants new members.
Three new pages
have been developed:
Kids Koalas – has 17 large
pictures that can be used for educational purposes.
Gallery – has 20 pictures of various research configurations.
& Catch – has 15 photos showing radio trackers,
koalas hiding, bag wavers, catchers and caught koalas
Links to the three new pages are from the home page, Research
page and Catching page.
Public viewers may become interested enough to contact CQKOALAS
after looking at the activities and I’m sure the students will
soak up the A4 pictures, in fact Elizabeth has become one of the
most called for and printed photo.
What I’d like members
to do is assist by giving the thumbnail images a better descriptive
name and similarly with the enlargement, a short paragraph on
what the photo is about.
It all takes time to
compile, but I’m sure we can increase our viewers by providing
a interesting informative easy to use site