The Web site is intended as a place to gather together pictures, memories and
the history of the schools that eventually became Harton Technology College -
for present and former pupils and staff. It is also as much an archiving project
as a Web site.
I'm always looking for material, and if you have anything
relating to the school (and I mean absolutely anything) than I'd love to hear
from you. Even if it's already on the site it may be that the copy I have
is not the best quality (even though it may appear okay on the screen), and I
do strive to have the highest quality possible. If you want to know more, I've
produced a more detailed background to the site.
I'm also practical and know that there will be times when I need to accept that
it isn't always going to be possible. The bottom line is that I'd rather have
something than not have it.
The answer is ... just about anything at all to do
with the school. Some ideas ..
Pictures of the school, inside and out
Pictures of staff or students
Speech Day programmes
Open Day/Evening programmes
(such as the ONEO)
Wartime at the school
Evacuation to Appleby
Teachers and fellow students
The school itself
Music at the school
(handled with propriety!)
The preferred option is to post it to me (email
me for the address). I will always try to return material as quickly as possible
(usually within 24 hours of when it is received), and this way I can scan or photograph
the material to best suit the site and the archives. Of course, I accept that
some people would rather not part with such treasures and I'm happy to accept
scans of photographs and documents.
If you're thinking of scanning and emailing me the photos please bear
in mind that, while the images on the site may be of relatively low quality,
I'm trying to maintain an archive of high-quality scans. To do this, and
to make retouching easier, as well as future-proofing the site, please
try and scan to the highest quality you can.
To help, I've drawn up some guidelines here
- but the bottom line is that I'd rather have lower-quality photos than
none at all.
Since May 2002:
Total hits on site: 15 million (average 6,400
Total number of individual visits: 784,000
data transferred: 80 Gigabytes (average 33 Megabytes a day)
of files on the site: 4800
Approx size of site: 92 Mbytes
Number of Old
Boys & teachers who have made contact: 490
Designed, run and paid for by Mike Todd
Designed for a screen of 800x600
or greater, with at least 16-bit colour
It should work on smaller screens,
but less conveniently
Software is Dreamweaver 4 and a lot of hand-coding
School photo and ATOM pages are generated using custom-written software
site code has been validated using W3C tools
Regretably, it is not possible to make the site fully compliant with accessibility
guidelines. The additional work required would simply mean that there would be
no site here.
www.ssgtsfb.info first online (using UK2.NET): December 2001|
first online (using UK2.NET): December 2002
Site redesigned, and new structure:
Moved to new provider (using ICUKNET): September 2003
www.hartonschool.co.uk as a third address for the site: May 2005
address was allowed to lapse in May 2007 since few were using it)