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About this website

Updated 26 Sep 2016


The design of this website has gone through 6 iterations since its inception in 2002. Currently the design is a custom subtheme of the Drupal Bartik responsive theme, this was changed from the standard non-responsive theme on 16 June 2013.


All pages on this website were originally written by hand in valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and using CSS 2.1 for layout. The code was then checked using HTML Tidy. Now Drupal takes care of all that. All pages can be verified at the W3 validator.

The HTTPS protocol was enabled over the whole site on 26 September 2016.


This website is hosted by Openhost in Auckland, New Zealand on a Linux box (Debian Lenny 5) running Apache. mod_deflate is enabled to gzip compress all text content. Content is served as UTF-8. From October 2014 the CloudFlare CDN has been used to improve performance and reduce threats.


These initially came from Site Meter, but I am now using google analytics. Over 2013 I had 25,978 Unique Visitors, with 33,688 sessions.


This website will look fine in most broswers, but older versions of IE don't support all the features. I recommend you use firefox or Google Chrome to browse the internet.

Citations of this website in literature

This website has been cited 29 times times in the scientific literature, most notably:

Wackett, Lawrence P. (2004). Rhizobia. An annotated selection of World Wide Web sites relevant to the topics in environmental microbiology. Environmental Microbiology 6:1 Page 93. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2004.00564.x