I’ve said in past entries that I’m becoming much more serious about web design, as you may recall. I think the Net is going to have a second wave of prosperity in the near future (beginning in the next one to three years probably), and I think that wave will be due to the increasing popularity of using standards (CSS, XHTML, etc.) to create powerful, beautiful websites without messy, overly-verbose code. As long as the browsers of the world can keep up, which in every case but Internet Explorer’s I think they can, we’ll have a lot of happy authors and a lot of happy viewers/readers/users out there.
But enough about my ivory-tower idealism. Steph heard that there was an opportunity to create a website for the Cupertino Education Association, and she told me about it. We then thought about the fact that Steph has a good amount of knowledge of the inner-workings of the CEA, a newfound love of webpage authoring, and an advanced sense of aesthetics. We realized that when those skills are combined, nay, welded to my knowledge of PHP, MySQL, CSS, and webpage layout, a gargantuan machine of a webmaster emerges, resplendent in the glory of its own untapped potential. Within its furious roar the zen of the web lays, unmolested.
So we made a webpage and showed it to them. They really liked it so they’re paying us to make the site. It’s not a huge sum of money, mind you. But I guess this makes us professional website authors now. So that’s pretty cool. I just wanted to share that fact with you all so you could wave your tiny flags and throw streamers and confetti, or something.
I’ll show it to you when it’s ready. It’s not yet ready.