For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Text on a background image
Denton Railway Station, at Night. Served by just one train a week ...
A bustling area - a supermarket, warehouse / store, hotel, pub, car dealerships, pedestrian walkways and this desolate
station ... that's what I found at Denton, near Manchester, on Wednesday night. And as well as words, I wanted to paint a picture like the one above. How could I do so, without image manipulation?
I have used a table to hold the image, and a cell within it with a background url rather than a colour ... sizing my table cell to the size of the image:
<tr><td style="background:url(/pix/denton2.jpg) top center repeat-y;
color: yellow;" width=450 height=300 valign=top><h3>Denton Railway Station,
at Night. </h3> Served by just one train a week ...</td></tr></table>
for an article I have written on the area near this station, and the lack of service. See here
for further pictures, and comment. (written 2009-01-16)
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Training on Cascading Style Sheets - (2006-12-17) 
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css - handling white space and pre - (2007-01-01) 
span and div tags - a css comparison - (2007-01-02) 
CSS training - Cascading Style Sheets (UK course) - (2008-06-15) 
Text formating for HTML, with PHP - (2008-10-11) 
Cascading Style Sheets and formatting your web page - (2013-03-10)
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