13 January 1995

Web site launch


Sometime in either late '94 or early '95 I began playing around with the idea of advertising online with a website of samples. Previously, I had been keeping a couple 'traveling portfolios' that I would send out to clients (and sometimes get back), and I thought it might be an easier way to let clients see my work. I can't imagine what may have been posted on this early web site, as anything that would appear there would be scanned artwork, and the fact that I had used AOL as the hosting site shows how little I knew of web design and marketing at the time. A few years later we eventually bought our own domain name and hosting sites, which worked out a lot better. This was the first postcard announcing the web site. It may have been included with another package, but I don't quite remember.

UPDATE: Thanks to the magic of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine you can now look at old versions of websites from the past, and aside from the fact that the samples and artwork links are all dead, you see a rough idea of what my website looked like back in the early early days.