- Revision #1
- This was the original site in April 1995, with all graphics created entirely
using Microsoft Paint on Windows 3.1. It was this ugly purplish rectangular table
on a grey background. I can't even begin to describe how horrible this looked, even
given the standards at that time. I only kept this one around for a little while,
maybe 6 months or so.
- Revision #2
- How can I explain this one? I created it in late 1995 (I think), and it had
a collage of various headshots
at various angles, with the link descriptors out
beside them. The whole front page was one big imagemap, and the background was
a textured grey/white. The link here is pretty close to what it looked like,
but I couldn't find the file that had the textured background so it shows up
- Revision #3
- I think this one surfaced in the summer of 1996. Changed the color scheme
a little bit, but still using flat HTML. Apparently
I had gotten a hold of Photoshop by this time, because the page title looks like
it has about 300 filters applied to it. The news page used a Java ticker (*sob*)
to flash concert dates. I think the image on the front page was a signed B&W
- Revision #4
- I don't remember exactly when I did this, but it wasn't too long after
revision #3. This was a big change. Frames were the latest and greatest thing, so I
would glow when you passed the mouse over each selection. The yellow and green
scheme was chosen because of Star Turtle. The news page was given a
major facelift, but due to the complexity of the HTML required to create the
box for each news entry, download times were way too long.
- Revision #5
- This one came about in March 1998, a few months after the release of To See
You. The yellow and green was definitely not a good reflection of the
style of that album, so I basically just changed the color scheme and the
title bars to a more sophisticated look. Nothing too exciting. The image on
the front page was taken from the To See You insert.
- Revision #6
- A few months later, in September 1998, I guess I got tired of that old
menubar that had been around for a while. It was replaced with an all-text
menu with a single B&W background picture. Don't be fooled, those stupid frames
are still there, I just removed the frame separator line (ooh, clever me).
- Revision #7
- I created this one in August 1999, and man, did it take a lot of work.
I got rid of all the flat HTML, and created a site that was created dynamically.
The framework of all the pages was generated on-the-fly either by Perl scripts
or by piecing together a series of "templates". This made page updates a lot
easier. On top of that, I got rid of the frames, opting for a table-based
layout instead, so people could actually bookmark pages accurately (if you
don't know what I'm talking about, just believe me, it's a good thing).
- Revision #8
- Started November 27, 2000. Same layout as revision #7, but with a brand
new color scheme and an updated publicity shot for the main image. As one person
wrote in the guestbook: "whoa. new page colors... this looks like... easter exploded".
Still, I was convinced that the dark background had to go, and why not be a little
- Revision #9
- You're looking at it. Introduced October 23, 2003. Minor changes to revision #8.
Replaced the photo in the upper left corner with a more recent publicity shot, and
got rid of all the curved edges in favor of a cleaner, more modern look and feel.
Also, replaced the generic main title of "The Harry Connick Jr. Fan Site" with
simply "connick.com", since that's what we all call it anyway.