That's my site! Actually, the whole thing started as my own personal notes for the FASA RPG.
As indicated the color coding of the font tells you the source of the info. So you can choose your level of canon and then just read those colors. Red for TV show Orange for novels and licensed audios Etc…
If anyone has any questions (or spots any errors) I'll be glad to help.
It should provide nigh-endless info on the TARDIS for any gaming group. (note: the color coding follows different rules here so check the key on the right)
- Marnal Gate
"I was told by the producer that the guiding principle was to make the scripts complex enough to keep the Kids interested and simple enough for the Adults to understand!" -Douglas Adams on writing Doctor Who
Actually, I've come across a few spelling errors and the HTML really needs a lot of work on it (mostly the span tags with colours inside font tags with colours, especially when one or more of these is empty)
I've been wondering if it might actually be better in XML as you could more easily do site-wide changes to formats. Although you could do that with CSS, but CSS doesn't handle formatting of layouts in as customised a manner as XSL does for XML. Plus in XML you can use tags that have meaning.
Plus, have a Karma - I've found your site a great reference on many occasions.
The spelling is awful (and the tenses are all over the place). The problem is when I read it my brain just fills in the missing words and letters instead of showing me what's really there. And proof readers are few and far between.
As for the other stuff - I just put the whole thing together using Netscape Composer and a 10 minute tutorial from a friend back in 1998. That's why its riddled with faults, I have no idea how to do html stuff (just like the Doctor as it turns out).
That's why the TARDIS Tech Index is assembled and proof read by Stephen Grey at Whoniverse. I wanted that material to look nice!
I lurk at the Faction Paradox forum BTW - nice to yak at you.
I'm a bit more judgemental and less PC over on the Faction forums (if/when I post).
I would like to edit your pages and fix them up. It is a big job though so would take some time. The good news is that the XML standards are part of all browsers now so there wouldn't be a problem there. A good example of what can be done are the character sheets I put together here- www.curufea.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=DWsheets
<name> Keen </name> <level> Major </level> </trait> <trait> <name> Tough </name> <level> Minor </level>
<goal> To explore the universe/learn about science. </goal> <equipment> <p>Carries a knife (+2 damage), crossbow & Janis thorn (L [4/L/L]).</p> </equipment> <techlevel> Survivor of the Mordee Expedition in the far future/TL 2 </techlevel>
All the tables are done in the style sheet. You can see immediately the readability is greatly improved for when you edit a page as text - or if anyone looks at the source of the page. You only see the relevant information, not the formatting of it.
Now all converted except for the appendix page on Gallifreyan presidents - not sure how to do the three columns yet. Next comes the spellchecking and the making sure the source attribution is the same between the old html site and the new XML version.
With XML the search-ability of data pretty much has no bounds - so a keyword search is first. But more labour intensive will be the labelling of the data according to what it is - people, places, events etc. All these things are possible and once tagged, can be searched for exclusively. www.curufea.com/rassilon
"This is my timey wimey detector. Goes ding when there's stuff."
Working on an other big update. There won't be quite as much new content, but the new format is VASTLY more eye catching and will be much easier to use [guess who now knows more HTML then the Doctor does? THIS GUY!]