About the site
Work on the site first began in the summer of 2001, and everyscience.com first
went online in January of 2002. The original concept was to produce a clearly
written and easily understood Chemistry 'textbook'. Since many of the authors
were then recently undergraduates themselves, they were able to write in a style
with which many students have been able identify with, explaining problems from
the viewpoint of the student. In May of 2002 everyscience.com began a small
marketing campaign with Google which brought many new readers to the site, and
in July work began on the new rebuild. In response to user feedback, key points
have been highlighted, a brand new search engine has been put in place, the
glossaries have been rebuilt to be more user-friendly, the font has been enlarged
and made darker for easier reading, and the list goes on. Our thanks go to all
the users whose comments and criticisms have helped shape the new site, we're
proud of it and we hope you like it.
We have further ideas and development plans. We want to have a number of forums
for discussing chemistry, we want to put up more pages to cover more material,
we want to add animations and videos, we want to add exercise questions and
thoroughly worked answers, maybe offer a free email web-based email service
to our members. These are a few amongst other ideas, which would be released
first to our subscribed audience and then to the rest of the site. We hope that
with the added investment of subscriptions that these enhancments and improvements
aren't too far away. Above all, we want this site to be as useful as it can
be to the undergraduate, graduate or researcher, and are very keen to hear your
suggestions for improvement, so please do let us know of your ideas.
Our Mission Statement
We want Everyscience to be, and known to be, the best way to individually learn
any science at university level. From Chemistry to Engineering, using a combination
of animations, videos, tutorials and exercises combined with traditional pictures
and figures, Everyscience will be the first place any science undergraduate
should look. We are thoroughly committed to excellence. Irrespective of whether
its in content accuracy, presentation or functionality, we want Everyscience
to stand 'head and shoulders' above the rest.
About the people
The site team is comprised of authors and website technicians.
The authors are all graduates of Oxford University, UK, with a Masters or Doctorate
degrees in Chemistry.
||The site is run by Steve Shellswell (left, pictured at Christmas). Steve
was brought up in Cornwall in the UK. From 16 to 18 he studied Maths, Physics
and Chemistry at a local school, before moving to Oxford, UK, to focus on
his favourite, Chemistry.
Amongst other employments, Steve has worked for an investment bank in London,
UK, and his college, Worcester, in Oxford. Now he manages the team at Everyscience.
Steve plays squash, rather poorly, likes films, music, wine-tasting and
regularly attends The Oxford Vineyard Church.