As this is my first post I thought i would start with a bit of an introduction and explain what I intend to blog about. As Ive explained in my about page and my webmaster services page I am a birmingham based webmaster with over 18 years experience in the industry. In those years I have seen the internet change dramatacilly and to this day am still amazed at its diversity and ability to adapt to new trends.
I first started to teach myself website design from a book titled “Build a website in 24 hours” which my dad got free with a pctips magazine. It actually took me 3 days but by the time I had finished, the website design bug had gripped firmly into my brain. Back then web site layouts were based around nested tables and I used to spend hours in Windows 95 Notepad hard coding the tr and td tags until I got everything exactly the way I wanted it to look.
Obviously the internet has changed over the years and I have had to change with it. I taught myself to use Macromedia Flash (Now owned by adobe) to create what I thought were fantastic animated websites, Then a guy called Eric Jordon came along with his second version of the 2advanced website. As soon as I saw it I knew that flash was a direction that I simply could not compete in, so I decided to give up and move to the part of websites that people dont see.
So why the blog and why now?
Well over the years and day to day Ive seen, learnt and found many interesting things on the internet. From the funny to the diverse and the revolutionary to the ridiculous and Ive always had an opinion on things that Ive never shared until now. I would also like to share and discuss some of the various techniques that I use, some of the tricks of the trade Ive learnt and maybe even post a few scripts Ive wrote so I hope you enjoy whatever it is you came here to read and maybe post a comment or two.