This website is 100% designed and built by me in my spare time. The contents
are developed from our own personal interests in addition to a variety of
suggestions from friends and family. All typos are probably the result of
working too fast. Other mysterious problems that you may find within these
pages are almost assuredly caused by some goofball mistake that I have introduced by
users on multiple visits, we do not issue cookies, and we do not maintain
personal data on anyone that visits this site unless you send us site feedback or
register for our periodic newsletter. We are associated with various commercial
websites such as Amazon, Linkshare, and so on; your visit data may be shared with
those organizations to the extent that those sites attempt to collect data
through the link code that they provide to
us. The bottom line is that we respect your privacy. With respect to
privacy, the pictures shown at left and right may bear a remarkable resemblance
to what our family really looks like -- or it may just be our Halloween
pictures. You guess.
copyrighted the photos and other original material on this website. I've already
seen several instances where the wildlife pictures have appeared on other
website and I'd like to prevent unauthorized hijacking. Pictures can be used for
educational, non-commercial purposes.
Drop us a line to let us know where our pictures are being used.
Technology. The website currently runs on Microsoft
Windows 2000 Server and is built entirely with Microsoft FrontPage 2002 - the
Office XP Professional version. Until I get the time to install and configure my
own web server at home,
Interland - Shared Hosting
hosted our website content. We've been
really pleased with Interland as our hoster -- the uptime is good, performance is good,
support experiences have been positive, and so on.
And they've done a lot to make their hosting plans affordable with an offer at
$7.95/month (as of July 2004).
Persistent links. Because this site is
feature-rich with links to many books and external websites, I lost too many visitors
after they pursued one click offsite. And, when they used the back key
to return, it caused my visitor count to soar since I don't issue
cookies. As a result, I have configured external links so that a click
to a page off TheRagens.com will open up a new browser window for that
page. I apologize in advance if this policy bothers you but you can
always leave by entering a new URL in the address bar. If you don't
send me feedback so that I will know that someone cares!
Site Statistics. Here is a snapshot of key website statistics from the 2002 calendar year for TheRagens domain. Traffic has increased substantially from 2001; for example, unique visitors increased by 256% (up from 16,110 visitors) and page views increased by 288% (up from 43,261 page views). We use WebTrends Reporting Center - eBusiness version in order to analyze our weblogs. Overall, traffic in 2003 continues to trend steadily upwards.
Affiliate Programs. Although this is not a commercial web site, at least in part, we hope to fund the operating costs of this family web through affiliate programs offered by various dotcom corporations.
Contact us. If you wish to contact us, please drop us a quick email note. We don't guarantee a response but we are interested in what you have to say.
Thank you for your interest in this site!