The Web Site
- General information
- Technical information
- Browser compatibility
- Search Engine
- Interactive Site Map & User Guide
- Web Statistics
- Cross Promotion from various publications
- Appreciation from some important visitors
www.hpmemory.org was opened on October 2006. It is today, October 2012, the result of more than 10,000 hours of work, containing 1150 HTML pages, and 4800 pictures.
The initial development of the web site has focused on giving the visitor a good overview of the various resources available that will be developed step by step later to bring the project to an educative and informative level as powerful as possible.
The Web Site will be continuously updated.
Additions or modifications of major importance will be announced on the Home Page.
Every improvement and added information will be referenced in a chronological listing.
The News chapter is the place to go for a regular look at what's current on this Web Site.
The Web Site is Home Made.
The Web Site development is done on various recent PCs networked on a HP-UX evaluation server running the irreplaceable APACHE http engine.
At present all pages are created using Cascaded Style Sheets (CSS) technology with Macromedia Dreamweaver CS5 on PCs hardware running Windows XP, or WIN7, Operating System, or Mozilla on HP 9000 Visualize Workstation running HP-UX 11i.
Later planned improvements, will include PHP applications and MySQL database interactivity to provide direct links between the various available documents and the references made to them in the Collection and Resources chapters of the Web Site. A search facility has been implemented on the website as of May 2012.
Best compatibility of this Web Site is obtained using Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0, or every other browser relying on the IE engine like "Crazy-Browser" for example.
Along its development the site is also tested on the following browsers:
For every browser, including Internet Explorer, the "Sun Microsystems"™, Now "Oracle" Java Runtime Environment must be installed to allow viewing of the many panoramic images available on this Web Site. If you don't see the panoramic image moving on the Home Page,
you must upgrade your browser.
The Java Runtime Environment is downloadable for free from the "Sun Microsystems"™ Web Site:
A search facility has been implemented on the website as of May 2012.
A search box is now available in the upper right corner of the home page on each main chapter of the website
Entering a keyword in this search box will bring you to the main search results page (example to the left). The form in the upper part of this page allows you to refine your search and offers some options for modifying the way the results are listed.
This search engine is powered by the Sphider-Plus software, and works with a MySQL database. At its installation, indexing the website, as it was on May 30th, 2012, generated a 22,000 keywords database. It can be tested using the search box below:
Fly mouse over image map below to get a short description of the actual content of the various chapter of the Web Site.
Links from this image map are active, thus giving the visitor another way to browse the overall Web Site after having a short-form information of what he will find inside.
The charts below show an overview of the web site statistics since its opening in October 2006.
Detailed Website Statistics
More detailed, monthly statistic pages have been accumulated, starting September 2011. These pages are intended for restricted access to key personnel, and are not linked from anywhere else on the website. However, if you are interested about statistics on a specific subject covered on the website, don't hesitate to ask for details using the Contact Us form.
Two years after its rollout, the website began to get some excellent recognition from other publications, websites and blogs. The links below give access to several of the most effective ones.
The HP Alumni Association, HPAA, website gives continual promotion to its 20,000+ members
Sometimes, the publication of a new chapter dedicated to the story of an important personality in HP history generates astounding results in the Google rankings. This was the case in February 2010, after publishing John Minck's tribute for the tenth anniversary of the passing of Bill Hewlett. Google ranked hpmemory.org at the fourth place on the "Bill Hewlett" keyword search.
By far the most gratifying result of our website activity, came from some celebrities who themselves made the Hewlett Packard success story what it was.
John and Marc,
I was really impressed by Hank Taylor's story. On reflection, I am even more struck by how valuable it is for the whole community that you are providing this vehicle for stories to be gathered and shared. It is an immense contribution, and I for one am incredibly impressed by both how much work you've done to get it up and running, and how terrific the stories are that are being collected and presented.