Sunday, July 4, 2010

moving on in the age of mobile computing

I made a decision this weekend to shut down my traditional website. I wish I could say that I agonized over the decision, but I didn't. Back when the net was new and the concept of an information superhighway seemed limitless, all the geeky people were learning how to code in HTML 3. All you had to do was put up a website, and you had arrived.

Now, with HTML 5, there are a huge amount of options. And with every new option, comes a new responsibility to keep your page active and up to date. Who has the time? I'm hard pressed to make a blog post nowadays. Hundreds of sites offer commentary. I visit a few, and of course leave comments. And of course get lost in YouTube close to an hour at a visit. And lets be honest. Not a lot of people need to read info that was originally new almost 10 years ago. TED.com can provide any number of geeky futuristic concepts that would take me months to research and post.

I'm obviously not giving up the internet, and anyone that needs to see what I'm up to can easily follow me on Facebook. But as far as a traditional site goes for me, well, it's better off left for the guys that know how to code with CSS on their smartphones with just their thumbs.

If you REALLY want to know what my pages were, check these links:
original Angelfire site
the Geocities site
the current Angelfire site

Be aware that I'm in process of shutting the current site down so it looks 404-ish.