The Adventures of Cindy Li
Welcome to the redesign!
June 12 , 2006
Once upon a time...
I met a bunch of great web developers and designers at SXSW interactive. They spoke about web standards, and a world where the pages would live harmonious in all browsers. They spoke about a mysterious language called CSS. I was curious about this language and started my path of investigating and learning about redesigning my own site.
I came back from SXSW interactive with Veerle and Geert in tow. We walked around DC and I went to the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery of Art. They had an exhibit with Japanese scrolls. I turned to Geert, "what do you think about using that in my design? Too Asian?" Geert, "You are Asian." So that was the beginning of the redesign... one I swore I would see to completition. I had Andy Budd's book CSS Mastery (signed by him, Molly Holzschlag and Chris), Patrick Griffiths' site (HtmlDog), and of course my two wonderful tutors Veerle and Geert. I used every spare moment I had for instance borrowing Nicole's boyfriend Eric to explain how to write the html code at Starbucks one day.
The beginning of the CSS studying...
I would come home and use CSS Edit, a program that was created by MacRabbit (how could Design Rabbit resist another rabbit?) and BBEdit. So that was the beginning of me coding my page from scratch. Yes that's right my fellow designers.. once upon a time I used WYSIWYG programs to build sites and now I am coding from scratch. One day I actually sat at my dining table from 9am to 9pm coding. I couldn't have done this without Veerle and Geert proofing my code. I couldn't have done this without your guidance. My two angels, plus David figuring out the Apache vs Expression Engine conflicts. XOXO.