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About Scenic Color Country  and  Color Country Computing

The National Park Service - charged with the care of our national parks and monuments Scenic Color Country's mission is to display the magnificent scenery, geology, and archaeology in the area we define as Scenic Color Country (that definition appears below).  While much pleasure can be gleaned from viewing a photo, we believe it becomes more meaningful with more information, so we attempt to bring a photo to life with its story - whatever information we can find, be it archaeologic history, tectonic activity, or that it is simply beautiful scenery.  We use off-site links, indicated by globe, including wikipedia and NPS, for additional information.

Utah's Color Country is the five southwestern counties of Utah.  Scenic Color Country combines Utah's Color Country with Utah's Canyon Country (San Juan County) to encompass the entire width of sounthern Utah, plus just about anything else inside the Colorado Plateau Provence.  This is a gorgeous area of the earth, only partially explored and charted, with outstanding scenery, geology, and archaeology - sharing it is our mission.

We use a text color to imitate the reddish iron oxide colored soil in the area.  Pages are built to W3C standards using html5 code and css3 styling, with all of our pages validating at W3C - except Dead Horse Point geology with an image inside navigtion without an <li> tag, to make it display correctly in ie7 & 8 (why do we continue to support 15-year-old technology?), pdf pages where we use percentages instead of the required pixels (percentages present a much better page), and javascript-created pages for which there is no validation tool.  We build in Firefox using the chrispederick developer toolkit, then modify with css to approximate the same view in other browsers (see Site information/Browser Notes for browser-specific information).

We continue to add outstanding scenery as we find it.  Many photos are ours, others are used with permission, and others are in the public domain - all known copyrights and credits are printed on the photo.  Contact us if you have photos you wish included here, or another site that you would like to see that we do not feature.  Use the comments page to offer any comments or suggestions.

Although nothing on Scenic Color Country is sensitive or confidential, we have joined the effort to make the internet a safer place by encrypting all connections to the site with SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption (shortcut,, and  Our certificates are provided by DigiCert, an industry-leader in SSL encryption technology.

Historically, Color Country Compuing was created as a consultancy featuring the incomparable OpenVMS operating system, with a small photo section of Utah's Color Country.  On retirement, it morphed into what it is today: renamed Scenic Color Country that promotes the outstanding scenery, massive geology, and historic archaeology of the area.  OpenVMS, unlike any other OS at any cost, is secure out-of-the-box (cannot be hacked), stable (survives disasters - ask us about the World Trade Center surviving systems), and scalable - change/upgrade clusters without taking the system down (some sites have kept their systems up-to-date without rebooting the cluster for as long as ten years).  We stand by our statement that OpenVMS is the best computer operating system on the planet - select the OpenVMS button for more information.