Fifteen years ago, I launched my first web site. It was the time of the wild West on the web — no standards existed for elements needed to be included on a home page, privacy policies, copyrights, user agreements, font sizes, etc. Graphics were still the exception, rather than the norm, and to find the right rule or button or background graphic was an exciting experience! There were no rollover or hover menus, and no flash intros. Animated .GIF images were hot stuff! It was also a time when writing HTML pages by hand was the norm, and software like HomeSite and PageMaker were still in their infancy (and were completely incompatible). I’m reminding you of this because this morning I accidentally came across my first web site…It’s All Communication!…and I was pleasantly surprised by how it has held up over all these years. There are useful articles there on proposal strategies, business plan writing, face to face presentations, professional services marketing and communication technologies. Some are a bit dated now, but, on the whole, the content is still relevant. I even found a dozen of them reprinted in full (without permission!) on a for-profit web site, which is a subject for another posting!
For an interesting (and useful) flash back, you might want to take a look at the site: http://www.users.cloud9.net/~viviank/index.html Put on your sunglasses — it’s pretty bright! I don’t know how much longer I will leave the site up, so enjoy it while you can. :)