‘Nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.’
Adam Ferguson, An Essay on the History of Civil Society (1767)

05 November 2009

DMI Website Back On-line

Happy news! The website for Disraeli-Macdonald Institute is back on-line; you can now find DMI here.

At present, only the front page and a few ancillary pages are up-and running; the two original divisions, the Young England Research Unit and the Centre for Confederation Politics, will require more time as I relearn some website basics and experiment with a possible redesign—Yahoo! GeoCities rather spoiled me with its simplicity.

However, a number of improvements should already be apparent: the screen positioning is centred (or should be!) and the type font is larger for reading pleasure. Plus each page has a ‘DMI title’ on the top, with easy-to-use navigation links on the bottom. A scrolling marquee offers the possibility for brief, topical commentary, too.

But fair warning: There will be many bugs to be worked out before DMI is fully operational.

As always, your feedback is appreciated.

So, don’t forget to revise your bookmarks and check back often for new material.

S.M. MacLean
Disraeli-Macdonald Institute

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