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The original version of this site was the first that I ever created in 1997, one page in raw HTML, a single photo of myself, and links to several essays I had written on topics ranging like John Locke to jazz drummer Paul Motian. Believe it or not, back then that “design” received a lot of compliments!
In 1999 I used Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft FrontPage software to create a greatly expanded version of it, which you could say was "state of the art" at the time.
It wasn't until 2013 that I begin completely restructuring and redesigning the site using Adobe Muse. I got a good amount of the way along but stopped short of finishing adding all of the content I had in mind and updating it from a static desktop site to a fully responsive site. The basic design and organization, however, I am still quite pleased with. It’s simple, clear, and unique. That is the site as it stands today.
In March of 2018 Adobe announced that they were discontinuing development of Muse, and I had to find a new web development platform. This was a stroke of luck disguised as a disaster. It led me to my current web design platform, Webflow, which is radically better than Muse in every regard and is a pure joy to learn and use.
So finally I've begun the process of recreating and updating the site in responsive form using Webflow and its state-of-the-art features. I’m going to predict that this project will be completed before the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, a glance back to the original 1997 version of the site: it turned out that having a lot of essays on the Internet for 23 years gave me quite a leg up with Google. These essays have been ranked highly for many years and have gotten hundreds of thousands of lengthy views.
It's nice to have some influence!