August 2000: This website was written and produced by the author of Serving the Guest, Kathleen Seidel.
Serving the Guest was researched with the extensive assistance of the Interlibrary Loan Service of the Peterborough (NH) Town Library, with particular help from Mrs. Judy Garabrant. It was written using Microsoft Word on an IBM PC running Windows '95.
The website was developed in August-September 2000 using Allaire Home Site on an IBM PC running Windows NT, with additional testing done on a Macintosh G4. Pages have been tested on Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator on both platforms. Many of the black-and-white illustrations were culled from ArtToday, a provider of images in the public domain. Other illustrations were scanned using a Microtek scanner. Adobe Photoshop and Jasc Paint Shop Pro were used to edit and optimize the images.
Links to footnotes within essays are embedded into the period at the end of each sentence in which a footnote occurs. This was done to eliminate excess visual clutter and the linespacing problems posed by the use of superscript. If the reader wants to know the source of the information within any sentence, try the period for a link. Mousing over the link will cause a tooltip to appear.
from Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook