About this Site
In the early stages of the project, Matt worked on a template for planning the general page layout. This involved using a combination of Dreamweaver and html coding, including the creation of the original Cascading Style Sheet. He generally took care of most html coding involving tables. He also researched and wrote the entire history section of the site, including biographies, which constitutes a major portion of the total content of the site. Matt wrote several explanations and other short pieces of text for various areas of the site. His duties also included proofreading and editing much of the final content, including the French translation. Matt worked with Robbie on the dynamic features of the main page (quote and problem). Like the other members of the group, he shared the responsibility of overall site design.
Java programming skills to program the applets displayed in the entry. He used Perl to program CGI scripts for the forum, bookmark, and comments functions. He contributed to the content most in the "What is Pi?" section and the "History of Pi" section. Powell also served as the webmaster/administrator for the entry. He was responsible for the file structure and setup of the account. Powell also greatly contributed to the overall design of the web page. He hopes that the design will create a fluid feeling in the user. Powell has learned a lot about website construction through these past eight months, but he has learned even more about working as a member of a group.