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Technology

This website has been designed to meet W3C standards WAI-A (Web Accessibility Initiative - Level A), CSS level 1, and XHTML 1.0, and as such is viewable in the widest range of browser software in use today and in the future.

The accessible version of this site has been tested and is known to work in the following browsers: IE 5.0, IE 5.5, IE 6.0, Netscape 4.7, and 7.0. Additionally the accessible version of this website is verified to work in RFC-1867 Compliant Browsers which includes the following platforms/browsers: IE3+ / NS3+ / Opera / Windows / Linux / Mac / SunOS.

The interactive version of this website has been tested and is verified to work in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0, which comprises approximately 95% of browsers in use according to thecounter.com. These figures are based in part on a traffic analysis of 38,113,581 visits to sites they monitor during the month of May 2005.

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This site was developed to international standards and uses opensource software for its infrastructure. The following standards and opensource initiatives have been used to deploy this site: Apache, MySQL, PHP, XHTML 1.0, CSS 2.0, Ecmascript.

Contact Webmaster by email: webmaster at native-drums dot ca

Design Notes

This project has endeavoured to bring inspiration from the world around us into webpages. The site implements a weather-like variability to the webpages, as backgrounds and colour schemes can be changed and maintained independently of each other. As well, in keeping with the Drum theme and spirit, circular and curved layout patterns have been used throughout, notably in the curved edges to the text, and the major and minor button arcs.

The interactive version of this site (Kids site) goes further and introduces a motion component and transparency effects extending the persistent yet variable nature of the site. This site is meant to give you different vistas on every visit. While not every aspect of the vision was possible, the design team hopes you enjoy this site. Special thanks to Mark Seabrook and John Tenasco for bringing their unique visual influences to the project.

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This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online

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