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Shop sign placed on a trerrible day for London

It should have been a simple case of re-use - we want to keep the same look and feel in the shop as the rest of the site.

Our Logo and page template was developed in Webstyle as readers of page source code could readily appreciate. That package integrates well with HTML in Dreamweaver but when you move on to scripting languages like PHP you are expected to sort these things out for yourselves so there was a bit of ducking and diving into style sheets and a lot of trial and error before we got the main header sorted.

The terrible events in central London filtered out to us during the day with re- assuring phone calls to and from family members an active distraction - we were alright but it is still too close for comfort. The contrast with the previous day's jubilation over the news about the 2012 Olympics seemed to make it even more poignant - if that is possible.

We still have some work to integrate the shop's navigation bar graphical presentation but we're hopeful that won't take too long.

Next up is page content and other layout elements - more style sheet updates - then we'll come back to populating the database with product and finally sorting out the work flow and integration with the rest of the site.

To acknowledge the terror experienced by those in the affected Tube trains yesterday, in our own small way, here is a streaming sample from a commemoration of another disaster by Scott Joplin - The Crush Collision March. Life goes on but we won't forget the victims.

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