I’m not exactly sure when I first put up the picture of me bicycling on my home page, and titled the page “The (hopefully quite temporary) home page for AC Capehart” — probably some time around 1999, maybe 2000. When did I do the MS 150? I bought the bike I’m pictured on partly for that ride. Anyway, somewhere on the order of 5-6 years ago. I intended it to be a placeholder. Something to stick on my home page until I came up with something cool. In the meanwhile, I created other webs, but never figured out something sufficient for my home page.
Well, today, I broke with the tradition of no real information on my home page. While it’s not a stunning piece of art, or even dynamically updated with real-time do-dads, it finally exists. I don’t know if it matters, but I’m glad to have finally gotten over that. I was embarrassed to call myself a web professional when my home page was just a picture.
And I have you to thank for it. It was describing this state of affairs in yesterday’s entry that finally stoked the fires enough that today I just went and did it.
And, while not stunning, I am still pleased with it. And amazed what one can do with CSS now. The top part is graphical, but the nav bar on the left is all text. Which makes it a breeze to change. Who knows, maybe now it won’t take me 5 years to add the next link!