Nablopomo – Day 24 – My first site

It’s always interesting to see the humble beginnings of a career. Here’s the very first site I actually got paid to do: Ryz Wrestling.

As this was done 10 years ago, I’m not going to beat myself up too bad. However, here’s the lowlights for your amusement:

  • HTML 4.0 Transitional Document Type.
  • Absolutely no metadata.
  • Table-based layout, complete with <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" MARGINHEIGHT="0" MARGINWIDTH="0" LEFTMARGIN="0" TOPMARGIN="0" border="0"> and a fixed width of ‘683’ for all of those 800 by 600 resolutions.
  • Designed to display consistently with Netscape 4.0 and above.
  • There’s <font size="-2">, wrapped in a <div>, wrapped in table cells. Like a crazy HTML Turducken.
  • The good old CSS scrollbar property.
  • Non-breaking spaces used for padding the navigation items, of course.
  • The content of the site consisted of "This site is currently under construction".
  • Great use of red, salmon and dark jaundice. Complete with lame Photoshop effects.
  • Lovingly hand coded with HomeSite

I could keep listing things, but let’s end the suffering there.

Regardless, this is my dollar bill framed on my wall, so to speak. As dated as this is, it’s still a reminder of how far I’ve come.