About the site
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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.