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Stephen Mitchell

Web Design History & Portfolio

Section 1: HISTORY

I began teaching myself basic HTML & CSS in the mid 1990's, long before the Internet was fashionable.

I have had no tertiary studies. I couldn't afford to and the people I worked for didn't believe in me.

1990's

Learned CSSx and HTMLx, graphic design, GIF animation & Adobe Dreamweaver (1998-2005).

Introduced to HTML & CSS, FRAMEs & IFRAMEs (1999). Sadly created tables within tables. Changed exclusively to external style sheets (1995).

Started reading web-design books; Realised CSS & HTML errors of many web sites (1999).

2000's

Redesigned Sturt Table Tennis Club from MS Word (2001-2011).

ezCREATE.media Logo

Registered ezCREATE ® as my media production business AND www.ezcreate.com.au as my main domain.

Designed West Beach Apex Club website (2002-2005).

Began blogging (2005). Discovered fluid designs with lots of sprites. Returned to MS Notepad.

Converted Apex SA/NT from MS-Word to HTML & CSS (2006-2007).

2008-2018

12 year hiatus to pursue Digital Photography, focus on family, and have a radical lifestyle change...

2018

In mid 2018 I regained my mojo upon discovering CSS3 & HTML5. Started using NotePad++ exclusively.

2019

Rockabilly KI

Began building unofficial website for 5Kix FM90.7

Mow & Wash

Released website for my new business: Mow&Wash

2020

March

Redesigned LSBeez and ezCREATE using HTML5 & CSS3 elements & attributes.

July

Purchased stephentrepreneur.

2021

January

Designed gridbox CSS3 site for 5KIxFM90.7. Rejected. Converted site to advertise my own radio programs.

April/May

Redesigned LSBeez and ezCREATE incorporating flexible-grids.

Section 2: PORTFOLIO

This page showcases my work from 1998 till 2011.

Redesigning web sites was my first online & real world hobby. It remains my passion, but no longer a paid-job.

I still enjoying producing sleek code.

Sites and weblinks prior to 2015 removed.

5KIx FM90.7 (2019-)

Initially built to ONLY display my show & playlists.

January 2020

Momentarily included radio-presenter bio's, calendar and sponsors.

October 2020

Revised to be page for MY radio shows. Includes live stream.

Mow&Wash (2018-)

Basic design displaying my small-business offering professional window-washing on Kangaroo Island.

February 2020

Redesigned utilising HTML5 and CSS3. Graphics designed specifically for #layers with multiple backgrounds.

LSBeez (2013-)

Now Includes stockist locations, team details, and product-details. Upgraded to HTML5 in 2019.

ezCREATE (2003-)

Originally built to display my code sampling & writing, then evolved into static point for my online existence.

U2 Shrine (2000-2016) - DELETED

Fan since 1984, this is online shrine for my U2 paraphernalia. Moved to Wordpress in 2017.

Four Feral Cats (2004-2016) - DELETED

Saga of our cats living in domestic suburbia with two loving humans. All four cats passed away 2011-2016.

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