Wow. I did it.

Last summer I started to conceptually design my website, but I had zero idea about how to actually get it up and running.  I did manage to claim my domain name, and a friend and supporter helped me obtain adequate hosting.  There things sat for several months, while I puzzled over how to get my domain to lead to my host site.  In the meantime, I made a few half-hearted efforts to find beginner-friendly site building software.

A little over a week ago I went out and bought a book on building a website, the one in the Missing Manual series.  I started with a simple text editor and built the home page and five second-level pages.  Then I downloaded a free html editor (Kompozer) and spent an intense couple of weekends putting my concepts into code.  This past weekend, I linked about 15 images and a couple dozen sound recordings, and it all seemed to work.

Last night it went live. Today, I am stunned.

There’s so much more to come.  At home, we refer to it as my legacy project.

Next week, I turn sixty.

One Comment

  1. Raber said:

    I really enjoyed the walk through your history. Thank you for your unselfish contribution to my family music background. As I grew up, I just thought of my Dad’s playing for dances with Varsal as a great fun time. Now that I play myself,I realize the heartfelt “connection” as lifelong friends and fiddle players who shared their souls through their music.

    January 20, 2011

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