When writing my new bio tonight, I made this goofy comment:
Adam has been creating web sites and applications since he brought his band online with a gaudy Angelfire site in 1996.
When chatting with my buddy Nick about it, I started looking to see if some of this stuff was still out there. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) the Angelfire site is long gone. But from there, I (like everyone else) moved to Geocities. And alas, that site is still up.
Man, what a trip it is looking at 9-year old code (the site says ¬©1996–1998). A few observations:
- Tables, of course.
- Font tags, of course.
- I really wish the last thing I added was not that goofy Bill Gates trivia question. That front page was generally used for… not really news, but goofy little tidbits like that.
- Ah yes, that was still back during my Futura kick (which came right before my Frutiger kick, and years before more Georgia kick).
- This site really doesn’t look too freakin’ bad. No animated mailbox graphics. No “under construction” guys. No blinking.
- The photos were all taken during my Intro to Photography course. Nick commented about how my photo was “so emo”, but that was years before emo!
- .wav audio clips!
- Wow, full lyrics and a complete gig history with set lists. Forgot what life was like before marriage and children.
- No <p> tags… just <BR><BR>
- Nice: <FONT FACE=”Helvetica” SIZE=”2″>
- Never closed the <LI> tags… ugh.
Oh well. I have to remember that this was 9-years ago from a self-taught kid (HTML for Dummies, 1st Ed.!). What a fun little trip down memory lane, though.