New design, same as the old design
Behind the scenes this site is being demolished, but in a good way. I’ve cleaned up quite a bit of crud that has crept in over the years. The first files on this site were created ten years ago this month, which is an eternity in Internet time. So it’s no wonder it needs a bit of a renovation.
Ten years. That means I was on the Internet not long after Al Gore got the thing going. Amazing when you think about it. I lasted longer than pets.com. Here’s what it looked like in 1999. I wish I could remember the original design.
I’ve moved from Softquad HoTMetaL Pro (love this documentation from 1994: “Microsoft Windows now supported”) to FrontPage (bleh) to Dreamweaver.
Anyway, my current site has gone naked on my hard drive, which means my files are now all content and no layout or style. All the styling will be handled by CSS, which should have happened a few years back (if only I had listened). CSS layout has a number of benefits and has reduced the size of this site by over 10%.
Rachel, the original designer of the site, is handling that part of the job. If any of you are looking for a designer, I’d highly recommend her.
So I haven’t gone with a new style, but it’s going to be changed under the hood and cleaned up a little. Maybe I’ll do a redesign for my 20th anniversary online.