So I’ve decided to up my Lumberjocks cred and get rid of that pesky zero next to blog. I’ve always considered myself a math/science oriented person, and the thought of writing only recently appealed to me. In the interest of personal growth, however, here goes nothing.
Lumberjocks, not unlike woodworking, is a land much explored, leaving one to search for novelty. One topic that appears to have not been extensively covered, however, is the building of a personal website. I had bought a domain name on a whim from GoDaddy a while back, which proceeded to sit idle for months until I thought I’d take a stab at creating something. This is an area that I have recently spent some time in and, being pleasantly surprised with the outcome in relation to time and money spent, I thought that documenting could prove valuable to myself and others.
Disclaimer: I currently have minimal computer and coding expertise (more reason to learn); I’m just a hobbyist with illusions of grandeur. Ninety-nine percent of my website was constructed with free software from GoDaddy, Picassa photo organizing and editing (also free), and Microsoft Office Powerpoint (very not free, unless you work in an office like me). If you think that my site (9'x7' Woodworks, still a work in progress) is the ugliest, most offensive amateur hour on the internet, you should probably look elsewhere for advice. If you have $9 and some free time with a desire to push your comfort zone, come along.
-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com