The Archive

Below is most of the old material that I removed from the old home page. It details some of the history of the site. I did not want to burden the new site history page with the old stuff, so I am stashing it here in the archive. The timeline runs from bottom to top.

I am in the process of updating the site using more standards complaint formatting. There is a thing called cascading style sheets of which I was totally ignorant when I put together this site last spring. There are many advantages to using css for page layout. The reason that css came about was to separate the content (html) from the layout (css). The layout controls the colors, background and type, as well as the position of various components of the web page. The css styling can be positioned external to the actual page and many pages can be linked to a single style sheet. In this way you can make changes in one place and they will be carried through to all pages using that style sheet. The pages themselves can be significantly smaller, and the computer can cache the style sheet so that it does not have to download it with each page. That can make a site load more rapidly. I am but a beginner in the use of css, but I can see the power and flexibility that is built into the system.

The following paragraphs were written last spring when I initially put up the site in the table for layout version. That was actually version 2.0. Version 1.0 was roughly kindergarten level. 2.0 might be considered third grade level, and the current 3.0 version must mean that I am about ready to enter middle school. There are still many degrees higher to go.

This site is a work in progress. I am now adding things to the site, we hope, on a regular basis. On the 18th of February I registered two domain names. The first is The registrar offers the ability to forward the registered name to another URL, so I have directed it to my 'free' web space that comes with my old ISP account with AT&T. I have maintained this account because of the email address that I have printed on my business cards. Now I will get some added value from the account in the form of web hosting. The second domain name that I registered is I am forwarding that domain name directly to the AudioArt page that is also linked from this page.

This page has links both to myself and my business. The business section can be found at AudioArt in the navigation bars at the top or bottom of the page. I enjoy taking pictures, so there are picture page links here and on the Audioart home page. I also record some of the shows that I do directly to CD. I got the recorder because one of my regular customers wants a portion of their program recorded. I did this for years recording to cassette tape, but then they converted to CD, so I had to get the CD recorder to accommodate them. I have recorded a good bit of material. I find that recordings made on outdoor stages can be of quite good quality.

This is my toy website. I am learning a bit about web design and html coding. The html coding part I am learning because the web editor is still learning, I hope. I have been using the free ware Nvu web page builder. The price is right, but it is not for the faint of heart. This is a 'what you see is what you get' type editor, but I have found that it really is 'what you see is what you might get sometimes'. This editor works pretty good with the FireFox web browser, but not so good with Internet Explorer. I have gone to the Internet and found the tricks necessary to make things display the way I wish in both browsers, so far. There is a lot of help out there if you can think of the right questions to ask. This does make sense because the Nvu editor was developed by the Mozilla foundation, the developers of the FireFox browser. If you don't get what you want you sometimes have to go into the source html code and tweak a bit.

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