Web Editor's Report for 2003-2004
In addition to the usual routine maintenance of the Group's web pages, mainly
putting up pages related to the AGM, this year I have had been involved in two
major activities. One was the restructuring of the pages so that each year's
files were kept in a separate directory while the second was moving the pages
from a location within the bcs.org domain to our own domain
At last year's AGM I was once again asked if we could have access statistics for
our pages. I approached Carl Harris, the BCS Web Master, and he arranged for
Susannah Rodgers, the BCS Web Editor, to send me monthly reports based on the
server logs, starting with April 2003. I have
created bar charts to display some of the
data from these reports. The increase in the number of failed hits in October 2003
prompted me to restructure the pages so that I did not need to remove old reports
after a couple of years. Now we have all the files on line relating to our AGMs
back to 2000 as well as other reports going back as far as the formation of the
Group in 1970.
Late in 2003 it was announced that the Society would offer Member Group Web
Hosting facilities whereby Groups and Branches could have their own domain names
and manage their own files on a server maintained by the HQ Web Services team.
Two of the requirements were that the pages should conform to the latest
generation of the BCS "look and feel" and to the XHTML 1.0 standard
produced by the W3C. I agreed with Carl Harris that I would only convert our top
level pages to the new requirements plus any new pages created from January 2004.
I made the changes to the files in March and they were moved to our new domain,
www.fortran.bcs.org, in April.
We currently have over 150 files on the BCS server and that will increase once
again when I put the information from this meeting onto the site.
My thanks goes to all the officers and speakers who have provided me with material
in a form which enables me to put it on our web site with the minimum amount of
18th May 2004
Comments on this or any other of the Group's pages should be sent by e-mail to
the BCS FSG Web Editor, Peter Crouch, at