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Turning Imagination & Dreams Into Realities©... It's what we do.
On the 26th February, 1989, Time Berners-Lee, of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN Switzerland) introduced his invention, the "World Wide Web" (hence: "WWW") to the global public, for the first time.
On 6 August, 1991, the "Internet", or "web" as it's often referred to, began to appear in businesses and homes around the world.
In 1995, in the Wall Street offices of Chemical Bank, I was approached and asked if I would participate in a team of "Web Developers" who were embarking on a venture where-by we would bring together, all of the offices around the globe, opening the opportunity of immediate communications which would include not only text messages, but images and other forms of documentation as well. Instead of one e-mail being sent to one or several recipients, limited in distribution as they were, the "web" would present simultaneous access to each and every employee with no regard to their location. When I accepted the offer, two boxes containing photo-copied manuals and other documents were placed on my desk. In one box, drawings of conceptual lay-outs of what should appear on the monitor screens of the "users". In the other box were reams of pages containing "coding" examples of how the finished product could be achieved. It was daunting, to say the very least, but it was more fascinating and intriguing, and the challenge was accepted with excitement.
As work progressed with the task at hand, with the comparatively limited resources of the time, we, the team, were encouraged to explore the workings and provisions of the "new technology". With the introduction of "search engines" came an infinite opportunity to explore... not only our particular venue but the entire world (as was available at the time). "Search engines" were few, their scope then, relatively small, but it came as a shock when I was encouraged to enter into the "search field", the name of the small town in Europe from whence came my grand-parents, and, with a "click" on a "link", there, on the monitor screen in front of me appeared photographs of houses, streets, farms and fields of villages and cities! From a cubicle on the 3rd floor of an office building in New York City, I could travel the world (or, as much of the world as was available at that early point in "Internet Technology")!
As the years have passed, "IT" (Internet Technology) has expanded, grown, developed, changed, morphed, and with it all, its use has grown to include every aspect from personal to major commercial web-sites, bringing the likes of web logs ("blogs") and personal e-mail, home shopping, and finance, into the homes, hands and pockets of almost every person on our planet. And I've done my best to stay in tune and touch with the growth, change and expansion, designing and building sites of many varieties and for many reasons and purposes.
From personal sites through corporate, the focus is always on professional appearance but ease of use by the broadest spectrum of users: from those who are unfamiliar with the Internet to those who have a specific-focus use.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Building your site, bringing your message or your business to the rest of the world is similar to a "journey", from your home, office or home-office, out and into the vastness of the world. It can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Sure, there are bits of soft-ware that help quick-build a site with the likes of "drag and drop", "cut and paste". There are "templates" and sites that give a "one size fits all" appearance. But take a moment and ask yourself: "Does my message fit the style and format of 100 other people? Do I want my hand-mades on the same site as the local car wash?"
Since 1995, we’ve been bringing people and businesses to homes, offices... to the world! Now it’s your turn.
Set your imagination free, start your own journey right now.
Site-Build: JA Kessler Design 2018