The software behind the site is TikiWiki
. I've made some changes, like the feedback tab and a few new plugins. Thanks to people like Marc Laporte
who have put so much time into it.
TikiWiki is written in PHP
is the underlying database. I used jQuery
for some of the animated demonstrations. My preferred development environment for such work is Aptana
. My preferred Web browser is Firefox
. Other software I used includes the GIMP
, and Wink
Most of the drawings are from Scan This Book
, Volumes 1-3. The are no usage restrictions. Hooray!
Other drawings come from a clipart collection I bought in the 1990s from Nova Development
. It came with a liberal usage license.
A few drawings are from various Dover books. Be careful when using Dover images. Dover has a license that is restrictive for a large project like this. It's OK for small projects, however.
The photographs are mostly from public domain sources. The photos of the Scoobies are from US federal government Web sites. There's a list of sources at Wikipedia
is a good place. So is Stock.xchng
. Check the licenses of each image before you use it. Some photographers have special restrictions.
Also check PDPhoto.org
, and PublicDomainPictures.net
. A Google search for "public domain images" will give you many more listings.
Some photos are from the subscription service 123RF
. A few of the photos I took myself.
Note that there's a different between "royalty-free photos" and "public domain photos." The former may be free to use as much as you like, but you have to buy a license to use them at all.
My students at Oakland University have given me useful feedback. Thanks!
Thanks especially to my family: Ann (my partner on this site, and in life), Cullyn, and Teagan. And Oscar, the Giant Lab of Doom (GLOD), for occasionally dragging me away from this keyboard.