Opening the door…

Not sure what I’ll find as I embark on this journey into cyberspace. This will be my first blog post ever, and the first of the general blog for Platinum Graphics. A little about me and PGI may be a good place to start. I’m a web veteran, and by that I mean that I’ve been through every craze, faze, blip, bleep, variation that you can imagine. I first started on the Internet in the late 80′s, and yes the world wide web as we know it today was not around yet. A buddy of mine and I used to play games on the Internet, similiar to the movie War Games with Matthew Broderick. It wasn’t until the earlier 90′s that the www platform was invented and we began to see visual graphics for the first time.

The door open for me at that point and I could already begin to see what the possibilities could be. It was still a little hard to imagine just how big and how quick it could go, but I knew that I wanted to be apart of it. I built my first website in the late part of 1995 and early part of 1996. It was a 3 page website with automated graphical animation and general text. It was quite a triumph at that time since animation was still something new.

The experiences grew from there and with each passing year, new challenges were made and new applications were developed. I personally have grown from simple layouts, to table style layouts, to now css and include style layouts and feel that the evolution of the web has been good for the end users. With each passing phase the graphics have gotten better, designs have gotten cleaner, code has been reduced drastically on the front-end, all of which make for a more consistent and appealing experience for the web surfer.

I look forward to being a part of the web 2.o era and will most certainly be apart of the next phase of the Internet when web 3.0 is ready to begin launching. I started PGI about 10 years ago and when my wife and I were married in 2000, it became a family business.

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