(First Version)


Parts: XHTML and CSS Development, Graphic Design, minimal PHP script usage for “Contact” page Home Page (Old Site) Home Page (Old Site) (Old Site) presentations page (Old Site) presentations page (Old Site) contact form (Old Site) contact form

Summary: This was the first fully functioning site that I had for myself. Prior to this iteration I had basically used the URL as a playground for experimenting and learning about HTML and CSS. This version came about because of my need to have a site to allow people to access my presentation slides. I was speaking to the docents at the San Jose Museum of Art and felt that they might want to go back and see my presentation slides. I created the site in about a day and polished it up on the second day. There are aspects about it that I like and dislike.

I rather enjoy the minimal look and feel of it. I’m a lover of icons and it gave me the opportunity to utilize some that I found online in the menu on the right. It served it’s function by giving me the ability to connect, rather limitedly, with people that I presented to.

On the downside, everything on the site had to be hand-coded, unlike this new one which is driven by WordPress. While I enjoy hand-coding, by switching to WordPress I’m now able to focus on the content that I want to present. Also, the site did not use PHP includes to make updates easier. To make a correction to the navigation every page had to be updated for the change to take effect instead of updating one file.

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