Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, April 20, 2004
# 10:39:00 AM:

Way, way back

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Dave Shea and Cameron Moll ask us to reveal our first web development projects.

I didn't get involved in web design until 1997, when I took over maintenance for the site of Maximizer Technologies in Vancouver. (Previously, I had written web content, but never created any HTML or web images.) The next year I redesigned the site, and a year after that (in 1999) I even wrote about how we put it together.

So, back to that first commercial site. It was hand-coded, and there were frames and FONT tags galore, of course. It's only in the Internet Archive now, and some of the images are broken, but you'll get the idea:

The 1998 redesign, entirely my fault (and again, many broken links and graphics):

Here's an earlier (1996) version I worked on, but only a little:

More frames! With scroll bars! And a scrolling marquee in the status bar! Optimized for Netscape 3!

I also preserved a copy of my own site from that same era:

In 2001, I lost my job at Multiactive, and they've since gone back to the Maximizer company name, with several redesigns in the interim.


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