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Thomas Library

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This web site was primarily authored using hand-coded HTML and CSS in emacs, with additional occasional GUI design using Macromedia Dreamweaver 4.0. Most scripting and interactivity is accomplished using PHP, with occassional use of Perl, Javascript, and jQuery. Much of the content is generated dynamically from a MySQL database with a PHP interface. Most images were created with Adobe PhotoShop, plus the occassional use of GIMP for Windows. The maps of the library were created with Adobe Illustrator.

emacs, GIMP, Perl, PHP, and MySQL are all open-source tools available free of charge under the GNU General Public License (GPL). In retrospect, it might have been better to use the also open-source PostgreSQL instead of MySQL.