About the Strathpeffer Website
The idea for a Strathpeffer website started life at a meeting in December 2009 when the projects of the Strathpeffr Initiative were discussed. One of these was to develop a website by the community for the community.
It took a long time for funding to be put in place for the Strathpeffer Initiative projects, so development of the websote did not start in earnest until early 2011.
The web development company that won the contract to develop the website is Strathview (http://www.strathviewconsultants.co.uk) who specialise in building websites for villages, towns, charities, community groups, charities and small businesses.
The Strathpeffer website is built on a platform called Wikidot which, as the name implies, is a wiki platofrm. A wiki is a collaborative platform that allows a lot of users to add and edit content easily. The wikidot website is at http://www.wikidot.com
As the Strathpeffer website is a collaborative website it is anticipated that many members of the community will add and edit content. To make this as easy as possible, on top of the Wikidot platform Strathview have built a content management system (CMS) which makes use of Wikidot's Dataforms to deliver a custom CMS system which just requires the editors of the site to fill in the content, upload images, add links etc in a form and then press a Save button. The changes are immediately live: there is no special software or uploading or long years of web editing experience required.
The Strathview team
Strathview is a small web development company whose website is at http://www.strathviewconsultants.co.uk concentrating on websites for towns, villages, charities, and small businesses., all on the Wikidot platform.
Rob Elliott is a wiki, website and intranet developer, CSS expert, data manager, online community manager and a qualified project manager. Rob now works independently having previously spent nearly 30 years as a career British Diplomatic Service Officer. Rob is a Wikidot guru and provides first line support and community admin for Wikidot, the platform this website is built on. In 2003 Rob was made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) by Her Majesty the Queen for personal service to the Monarchy.
Working with Rob is his wife, Victoria, an administrator who has worked in Hong Kong, Jerusalem and Nigeria.
Rob and Victoria and have 3 children and have lived in Strathpeffer since 2006.
Thanks for the…
We would like to thank the Strathpeffer Initiative for the opportunity to develop the website. We'd also like to thank the Highland Council for the funding. Thanks are also due to Ed Johnson in the USA and Shane Smith in Australia for teir expertise and assistance with various stages of the development.