The New Website

June 27th, 2006 | Posted in General

As any previous visitor can see, this new website is a complete reinvention from my previous site’s design. That site, may it rest in peace, was designed by me also and written in HTML by some web guys for very cheap back in 1995. Over the years I rewrote most of it, adding the JavaScript left menu and other things piecemeal until it was really hard to keep updated and was bloated with old, bad work from a long time ago. I got so sick of looking at it one day I realized nearly a year had gone by since last I updated it. I decided I needed a new site.

After getting some quotes I started working with A2Z Site Solutions. I had very specific ideas of what I wanted the site to look like, as I had designed a new logo and wanted the theme for the site based on it… kind of a 50’s retro cartoon feel. Ken and the design team at A2Z really worked hard to make me happy, and I think they did a terrific job. I designed the look and did all the graphics including the text and headers, backgrounds and icons. I even storyboarded the intro and did the vector art for the dip pen and inkwell (that was different). They realized the look I wanted for the site and added their own ideas like the animated curve of icons on the home page and other flash features. It was a group effort and they made all the little changes and tweaks that must have seemed endless from me but made all the difference without a single complaint or argument. I hope they are as proud of the results as I am.

I hope you enjoy the site, whether you are a first time visitor or have been to the old site many times over the last 11 years. I will be updating it a lot more frequently, thanks to how quick and easy A2Z’s site management system is to use. Feel free to leave your comments!


  1. steckley says:

    Wow, so this is what a ‘web-site’ is?
    I thought he was just talkin’ space-talk!

  2. pagmatic says:

    I love the new version of your site. Alot easier on my frailed eyes:)


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