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The Website

The DUSCR Website has been around in several different guises for the last ten-or-so years, and with the help of the Internet Archive this page contains a few screenshots... (Note that no responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of these records - something may well have been missed out, and if this is the case, please accept our apologies. It's just a bit interesting seeing how things have developed!) All screenshots were taken on 2nd October 2008.

Version 1: c1998

The original site was created by Chris Cooper and Michael Williams, and included basic details about the Society.

Version 1 screenshot - 02/08/1999

Version 2: c2001

This site introduced the then-popular (and now wonderfully underrated) concept of frames to DUSCR. The colour scheme looks to be rather exciting! Created/maintained by Claire Thomson (now Bell), who now does something similar for the OUSCR.

Version 2 screenshot - 20/11/2001

Version 2a: c2003

A slightly different colour scheme was introduced (perhaps) by Izabelle Thompson (now Bimson) when she started looking after the site.

Version 2a screenshot - 10/12/2003

Version 3: c2004

This guise of the site saw the sad removal of the navigation frames. Brian Spurling used the familiar Garamond-based font scheme, with a plain white background.

Version 3 screenshot - 18/08/2004

Domain

The domain name duscr.org.uk was purchased on 18 October 2007 after many months of arguing within the Society! It has made publicisation of the website far simpler, despite initial objections from the more traditionalist members (who doubtless still fondly utilise the dur.ac.uk/~dds8crs address - something dating back to the days before the University decided to introduce more memorable folder names!).

Version 3a: January 2008

Identical to version 3 of the site, the only change being an improved navigation system which allowed far more pages to be reached from the links on the home page.

Version 3a screenshot - 15/07/2008

Version 4: 15 September 2008 (current)

The site was completely redesigned using php, after Rob Criddle realised that he'd not actually done very much in his 18 months as webmaster. Much of the original content created over the last 10 years was retained, and a very similar menu structure was used.

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