Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t find a suitable specimen from the Internet Archive that adequately captured the spirit of early websites and the seemingly ubiquitous “under construction” gifs. That being said, I highly recommend perusing their archive of Geocities from the late 90s, as someone who came of age during that time it’s hard not to look around and feel a little wistful at how simple, optimistic, and ultimately naive the internet was at that time.
Ultimately I’m just thrilled to see the initial sketches from 2017 finally realized as a fully functional website all these months later. There’s still plenty of tweaking to be done (keep checking back), and much (much) more content to be uploaded, but in terms of a stable, viable site…I’d say we’ve arrived. I would like to take this moment to thank my amazing (and amazingly patient) partner, collaborator, and wife. She helped me to get things on track back in November and has been generous enough to provide me with the space, time, and toddler wrangling that I so desperately needed to get to this point. Thank you love.