What is “how”?

In my original static site I imagined this as a section where I would store a variety of how-to-do things:

  • How I build this site
  • how I cook

it has not worked out quite as I imagined.

I expect that I will take the small amount of material here and create new pages as blog entries that can be tagged for more simple discovery.

Some tools used at this site:

created in Nisus Writer

button used on nearly all pages of the site in 1999

I am indebted to many people who have helped me learn a new artistic language. Most of all Joe Kissell, the generous host of my earlier site on “”. I have also learned a tremendous amount by the seat of my pants creating the site of Nisus Software Inc.

I started, under Joe’s tutelage learning a bit of raw html (in Nisus Writer) when I created the first edition of the Haggadah (now archived). Since then I’ve learned to use PageMill (versions 2 and 3) as well as GoLive (version 3) (tools which no longer exist.) Now I’ve come full circle. I use those fancy tools for exploring some design feature and then edit the code in Nisus Writer.

More recently I began exploring other tools:

  • Freeway
  • Dreamweaver

but I only use Coda and WordPress itself.
I am comfortable enough with code to be able to write a decent amount directly. In fact, I write the code for most of what appears in this new site, or copy and modify it from the old static materials.

how i cook

© Mark Hurvitz
Last modified Wednesday, October 6, 2010