As any web page designer would tell you, the easy part is designing the interface for everything, but the hard part is filling the interface with information. Well, in case you're wondering how this page became what it is, here's the inside information - things you never knew about this page and why they're there in the first place!
The Beginning Of It AllWhen we first started drafting out the initial design, it was, em, horrible. For one thing, it was pretty bland, with absolutely nothing that might entice the reader. Second of all, it was completely browser dependent - The page could only be viewed properly under Netscape. Nobody was exactly very happy with it, so, the revamp started!
Using the design of an earlier discarded "1K-Online" webpage, the 'new and improved' Pascal page featured eye-popping graphics (ahem), with humourous text to keep the reader interested. Also, to make sure that the graphics were of top quality, Chia Jiun Wei spent countless nights removing 'halos' caused by the gradient effects (ahem, ahem) while Tan Chun Ghee evaluated them (cough, cough). Through this painstaking method, the graphics were finally evaluated and processed for the page.
The Making And WritingAfter the creation of the interface, the next most important thing was to start typing, and this was where mistakes kept popping up. When we were finally fed up with the mistakes, only then were the pages were put through a marathon spelling check. A lot of things also had to be left out. When the whole project started out, we wanted to cover every single thing that could be there in Pascal. However, it was soon discovered that it was impossible to do so. There were essentially 3 reasons for this:
Other Forms of Thanks or Reference HelpAs we were great idols of Ed Tittel and Steve James (authors of HTML for Dummies), we were stuck on the idea of Keeping It Simple. However, there were times when these not-so-simple tags were used for clarity of information. Guilty at heart and with a heavy conscience, we wish to aopologise to all those people who couldn't enjoy these pages as much as others did. Next time, we'll try to do better, okay?