My astronomy web site Astronomical Adventures
Finally. After years of ignoring my astronomy oriented web site Astronomical Adventures I finally spent some serious time on it performing a complete overhaul of the site. I replaced the ancient HTML tables design (created and not modified since 1999) with a CSS tableless layout conforming to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard.
In addition to the redesign, I added three new articles to the site. One article, The Milky Way Galaxy, is a very basic introduction to our Milky Way galaxy. I also wrote an article The Location of the Solar System in the Milky Way which illustrates and explains our location in the galaxy. The final article is a tutorial. The Drake Equation Tutorial explains the Drake Equation and its parameters. The Drake Equation is associated with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence in the galaxy. In addition to the tutorial I have for download both an OpenOffice Calc and a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet version of the Drake Equation so that people can play with the equation for themselves.
I must confess that the driver for this undertaking were the preparations I undertook for my participation in the 2006 Windycon Science Fiction Convention. I wrote about my participation in that convention in the entry Windycon Science Fiction Convention Programming Schedule.
So pay a visit to Astronomical Adventures and let me know what you think.
Ad Astra, Jim
2 Responses to “My astronomy web site Astronomical Adventures”
Like the redesign!
Thanks. I credit that redesign, and the new content I added, with pushing my Alexa ranking from 2.2 million up to 1.5 million in the space of two months. I've just completed a redesign of the Digital Excursions web site, which deals with programming and web design, and hope that will improve the rank by a couple hundred K. My next target will be to redesign the space exploration web site.
The URL for the Digital Excursions site is http://www.astrodigital.org/digital/
Ad Astra, Jim