A lot goes into making a healthy interactive website. Like most of the web,
this site was made possible by the use of many free resources; available
because of the internet's culture of sharing. We figured it would only be
right to thank these projects and people publicly for their kindness. Here
is a listing of the ones that were most helpful:
Thanks again to all the free resources out there that make it possible!
- Apache Web Server
Every page you see on this site is sent out by the dependable Apache web
server. In fact more than half the web pages in existence are served by
- Perl Programming Language
To make web pages that interact with you, we need a programming language.
Perl is the popular and fun programming language used to make all the
interactive features of this site.
- MySQL Database
We need a way to store all the information we have about shoes. The MySQL
database is a very convenient and powerful way to do that.
- FreeBSD Operating System
All of the above programs need to run on a stable operating system. We
use FreeBSD for that, and it works great.
- W3 Schools CSS Tutorials
In designing the look and layout of the site, we made extensive use of the
W3 Schools' CSS tutorials and reference sections.
- My Janee Graphics and Iris Design
To make the glossy buttons, we had to learn some graphics tricks. These two
sites helped out a lot.
Zappos.com has created the most comprehensive
selection of shoes in the world, and coupled it with one of the best customer
experiences anywhere. Luckily for us, they offer to partner with people
through their affiliate program and provide lots of information that we use
to build our site.
The OHP Team