One of the requirements for my most recent project was that our findings were presented in the form of a website.
This format was intended as a reprieve from the standard report-and-presentation method of assessment. I, however, was nonplussed at the prospect. I know how to write, and to present, but I only know the very rudiments of HTML. Colleagues made a number of suggestions (“use CSS“, “it’s easy, use Dreamweaver“), and I dutifully read the manual and did some tutorials on both these topics. However, with a stack of predicted protein structures in one hand and a blank webpage in the other, I was not much the wiser about how to put the two together.
So I am grateful to one helpful person who pointed me in the direction of Andreas Viklund, a Swedish Web Designer and Music Producer. On his website are some elegant website templates which I was able to download, complete with accompanying CSS, and use to build my site.
I made use of a number of open source and free to use tools in the course of my project, and I am grateful for all of them. But I feel I owe Mr Viklund a particular thank-you, for allowing me to give my website a more professional finish.