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

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