ArtisTree.org website

This post is a bit out-of-date, but since I’m writing about sites I’ve developed, I must mention artistree.org. This was actually the website that inspired my career as a web developer. ArtisTree is my mom’s business, so I have been responsible for every site redesign. The latest iteration is the 3rd or 4th major redesign. It all began in the mid-1990s when I scanned in a watercolor tree, made an image map, and created some stub pages for the various branches of ArtisTree. I later added a few other graphics and had some very gawdy background images. The site was first developed into an informative and usable site in 2000 when Olivia Kobelt and I developed the site for our college Sr. Capstone project at Principia College. This was the first significant website I’d worked on, and for a couple of newbies it was actually pretty good.

After college I became a professional Web Developer for The Christian Science Monitor, and discovered many new web tools and technologies and I longed for the day I’d have the time to redo artistree.org. This past summer I finally had that opportunity and gave the site a much cleaner and up-to-date look. Of course, there’s still a lot more I’m hoping to do with it, but that’s the nature of the web. Any good site will ALWAYS be “under construction.”