Several years ago, when web pages were written one by one in HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Ladyjack was searching for a source of good information to go with the books she’d found at her library and bookstore… a reference that would have the advantage of being a live online document that could be updated at any time. That web site was Webmonkey.
Over the years, simply writing pages one by one evolved to dynamic menus, then Cascading Style Sheets (CSS – to automatically update the styles and colors of a web site), updates to HTML language, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards that would create sites that worked across platforms and different browsers, the use of database-driven sites for portability and scalability, and the Open Source revolution, which is powered by the web community. Webmonkey evolved, became part of the Wired network, and continues to be there for those seeking an easy way to get started in web design and authoring, or as a reference on the fly for those already in the know.
Why is this in the fun section? Because creating on the web IS fun! At least it is for the millions around the world who create the templates, open source extensions, databases and social media that have woven themselves into our digital communications. To be a part of it, you have to learn the basics, and this is just one of many ways to get started. Nice to see Webmonkey is still around, and still relevent!