My very first web site, resurrected in all its 90’s glory

Well, if it wasn’t my very first, it is close enough. Back in 1997, I was taking a computer class at a non-progressive college in Northwest Louisiana. Most of the tech classes still teaching Fortran and the faculty pushed back hard when I asked if we could work with more modern technology.

I was disappointed with my experience there overall, but did enjoy this one class by Dr. John Barber called “Computers and Composition”. Dr. Barber was cool and the first person to introduce me to cyberpunk culture. And that’s about all I remember about the class, except for a website that I worked on as part of an assignment.

The site was called “The Q Zone” and it was built with NetObjects Fusion (and optimized for NetScape, y’all). In my mind this site was HUGE, but looking at it now, it’s only five pages. Five awesome pages of sci-fi fun.

Years later, Dr. Barber ended up referencing the site, which I found quite complimentary.

The Q Zone was accompanied by a well-written piece of time travel, co-authored by my classmate and partner at the time.

Word and paper do not suffice anymore as hypertext and electronic writing infuses with the various powerful technologies that heighten the communication process. These technologies include the use of Java, Dynamic Hyper Text Markup Language (DHTML) and all types of animated graphics and embellishments.

So good. So 90’s. So Shoney’s.

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Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, and holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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3 comments on “My very first web site, resurrected in all its 90’s glory
  1. Sean says:

    Awesome! All it needs now is a Guestbook and a visitor counter :D.

  2. Serhad says:

    woow it’s over than 20 years!

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