Colophon, noun [Latin, from Greek κολοφων, meaning summit, finishing touch, perhaps akin to Latin culmen top] An inscription placed at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts relative to its production (from Webster's 11th ed.)
In the beginning, I used Composer, included with Netscape to create all pages of my site. It has all the basic functions to create HTML pages easily and without a painful learning curve. And, it was all free! Currently, I use the excellent IBM WebSphere Studio Homepage Builder for Windows and Microsoft's Front Page. To upload the files to my site server, I use WS_FTP Limited Edition by Ipswitch. To download it, click here.
When I decided to improve the loading of my Translation Links pages (the heaviest of my website) I turned to Jesse Skinner, a Canadian graduate in Mathematics in Computer Science from University of Waterloo, and a Certified Java Programmer, Certified Flash MX Developer, and Advanced Certified ColdFusion MX Developer and author of The Future of the Web. Jesse took care of my requests in a swift and professional manner. So, if you ned to improve your site, give Jesse a call. It will be worth it!
I am a proud member of the Project Honey Pot, and my site is now a true minefield for spammers and mailbots...
Webmasters who want to help fight spam can download Project Honeypot's software, which is designed to turn their website into a magnet for harvesters. If the site detects that a crawler is visiting it the software generates a fake e-mail address for the crawler to grab, and records the address of the crawler and the time and date. The fake address then vanishes from the site, but remains valid as a mailbox. Because it is a fake, no one will send it legitimate mail. If any mail arrives it can only have come from the spammer who grabbed it off the Honeypot site, and this fingers the computer that crawled the site as belonging to the spammer. Detectives can then begin building their evidence". Celeste Biever, New Scientist
Internal and External Links Validation
Controlo de hiperligações
Please, note that I can only ensure the correctness of the internal links of my page. Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, links on my page pointing to external URLs can become broken, either because their webmasters changed their location within their site or because they just evaporated in thin air (i.e., the link was just deleted or the page, and its URL ceased to exist). This is specially true in my Translation Links, where I keep more than 7000 links. In an effort to keep such links updated, I use two excellent free programs: XENU's Link Sleuth® and OppoSite Remote Link Checker. So, even with all this, will my Links pages ever be free from dead links? I wish...
Processamento de imagens
Most images posted on my site were processed with Corel Photo Paint 12. This processing includes resampling (i.e., resizing), converting (to JPEG or GIF), sharpening (to generate sharper images for web viewing) and compressing (for faster loading). Also, some lettering was first created with Corel Draw Graphics Suite 12 and, then, post processed with Corel Photo Paint. For information about Corel's software click here.
Color Processing and Screen Resolution
Processamento de cores e resolução de ecrã
I tried to include colors as much browser friendly as I could. For that, I use Colorist® from Pantone and Color Picker II, an excellent color tool from PageTutor.com. You may also visit the excellent Web Color. For an accurate rendering of the colors used in my site, set your screen for 1024x768 pixels and TrueColor (32 bit).
A Matter of Style...
Uma questão de estilo...
Cary Grant, that most stylish of British gentlemen, warned: “It takes five hundred small details to make one favorable impression.” And so, all pages of my site have been set with Arial®, and, in some instances, with Microsoft's Verdana. You should already have these fonts installed in your computer; if not, you may download them from my Downloads Library. I've also tried to follow the good old rules of good typography.
Compatibilidade de browsers
Internet Explorer, you're fired! As a die-hard Netscape user (and now a Firefox user more and more...), I have to make sure that the 86% of visitors of my site who use Internet Explorer can view my site as well as I view it with Firefox or Netscape. So, every page of my site is tested in IE to ensure its full compatibility. You may download the latest version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. For the same reason, I also use Opera, and Firefox.
Javatm Applets and Animated Images
Applets Javatm e imagens animadas
All Java applets and animated gifs included on my page are either made by me with IBM WebSphere Studio Homepage Builder for Windows, public domain or the property of their respective owners (which I indicate, as far as I could identify them).
Site Statistics and Site Search Engines
Estatísticas e motores de busca internos
I use Google Analytics and StatCounter to keep track of the number of visitors to my site. I do not get any personal information about individual visitors, but only general demographic info, as explained in my Privacy Statement and Legal Notice. And, to allow my visitors to perform an easy search within my site, I use Google Custom Search (for site and glossaries search).
Google Rankings of My Site
Posicionamento do meu sítio no Google
As of December, 2010, my position in Google for the following keywords was as follows:
technical translation industrial
technical translation transportation
1st and 2nd
tradução técnica português
1st and 2nd
technical translation european portuguese
1st, 2nd, and 3rd
tradução técnica português europeu
1st, 2nd, and 3rd
translation european portuguese
2nd, and 3rd
tradução técnica mecânica
3nd, and 4th
european portuguese translation
Contador de importações de ficheiros
I use Download Tracker from DStats.net to keep track of the number of downloads from my Downloads Page. I do not get any personal information about any individual visitors, and only a numerical, anonymous count is available to me.
Registo do Domínio
My domain (jrdias.com) registrar is Domain Information Centre, a ICANN Internet Registrar based in Sweden. domaininfo.com is one of the domain name registrars certified by ICANN for registering global top level domain names (gTLDs). If you want to register your own domain, you may find some useful information (like locations and prices) here. Also, view some useful FAQs about domain registration.
Alojamento do Sítio
My first website was hosted for free for about a year by Netscape. I have no complaints! When I needed more disk space and a faster loading speed, and after a lot of shopping around, my site got hosted by Hostgator in a data center located in Texas, USA.
Internet Connection Speed Test
Teste de velocidade da ligação à Internet
Click on the image at left to run a highly accurate speed test of your Internet connection. Another great site to measure your connection.
Website and Web Server Monitoring
Monitorização do sítio e do servidor
SiteUptime is a website monitoring service that watches my website (or yours) 24/7/365 and notifies me (or you) if it becomes unavailable.
So, you want your own website, too!
Então, também quer ter um sítio Web?
First, and before anything else, think about what you want to say to the future visitors of your site.
Write your thoughts down and test them mentally (or with your friends...) before you start posting pages on the Web.
Nature Abhors a Vacuum. The Web, too! If a page isn't ready to be published, don't put it on your website with an "Under Construction" sign.
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