Let’s do this FAQ style, why don’t we?

What aren’t you?

I’m not a web designer. I’m not a graphic artist. I’m not code guru. I’m not a print designer. All the of the above should be fairly clear from taking a look around this site.

What are you?

I am a technical writer and instructional designer. I do fiddle a fair bit with web sites. I do get a big bang out of fiddling with web sites.

I have worked as a technical writer, online help creator, instructional designer, web-based training designer, and in-class training designer. I had the great pleasure of being axed from my last corporate job as a web-based training designer. Currently I’m the owner, proprietor, president etc. of the E-learning Foundry.

I also have mad kung-fu car washing skillz from my many years spent in various car dealerships as a “detail technician”.


I’m happily married to a great lady who is referred to only as the Goddess within this site. She likes her privacy and doesn’t really see the point of this whole “web” thing.

Considering you aren’t a web designer, what’s with this site?

I created this site to keep the HTML chops honed and ready for action. I did mention that I get a big bang out of fiddling with web sites, right?

If you’re not a web designer, how’d you build this site?

I look up the virtual skirt of scads of web sites and check out what’s going on. It’s a time honoured tradition.

Blog hamsters are provided by Worpress.

From the tool perspective, this site was built using BBEdit Lite and GraphicConverter. Don’t take much more than that, kids.

Current hardware is a PowerBook G4.

What’s your personality like?

I’m classified as an ENTP (instructional designers need to know this stuff). This means that I like to talk, am a good debater, prefer the big picture to the little details, tend move from one project to the next, and have been known to engage in “brinkmanship” on the job. That’d be me.

What’s with the typos and grammar errors writerboy?

This is my personal weblog I do for personal pleasure. I don’t get paid for this so I’m a little lazier than usual. I do try to keep things reasonably tidy but if you want to see immaculate writing here, sponsor me.

Your site looks messed up in my browser.

It’s probably because you’re using an old browser that just isn’t up to speed. Get yourself an up-to-date browser like Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 6.0 (PC) or Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 6.0 (Mac) and then read To Hell with Bad Browsers.

Does this means that you don’t care about people who use older browsers?

No, this means that I’m tired of writing table layouts shot through with browser-specific hacks that will likely still look like hell on some persons browser somewhere in the world. Things have come a long way, baby. Get rid of the rotary dial phone, upgrade your browser, and make life easier for all involved.

Can I contact you?

That’s what the contact link is all about. Fire away.

posted at - 4:19 pm - 7/14/2006

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